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biggest chicken in the frezer at 8 weeks??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicken farmer meigs, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. chicken farmer meigs

    chicken farmer meigs Songster

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    Hello I butchered 23 bird that where 8 weeks old they averaged 4.5 lb. the biggest was 5.5lb. Just wondering what other people had. Thanks for looking
     
  2. momofchicks

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    Just had 47 processed and our biggest was 6.830 at 8 weeks 4 days old.
     
  3. nursecat9

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    24 last week, ranged from 4.5 to 6.75 pounds. Most of my roosters were 6 and over. Butchered the day before turning 8 weeks.
     
  4. Maniac Dad

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    50 Cornish crosses at 8 weeks to the day. Avg.6.4 lbs but there were three monsters one 7.73, 8.12, and 8.40 lbs.
     
  5. eKo_birdies

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    What hatcheries did your Cornish Xs come from? (to all who have responded, and those yet to respond)
     
  6. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl In the Brooder

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    My cornish x's are still growing but I ordered from Meyer hatchery here in Ohio. It's not very far from me and they seem to have very nice chicks in all breeds.
     
  7. bigredfeather

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    I've had several of them hit 7+ pounds in 8 weeks in Fall batches, but never in Spring/Summer batches. They seem to eat a lot more when the weather is cooler. Makes sense, I tend to eat less when it's hot.
     
  8. chicken farmer meigs

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    I got my birds from Quality Supply. not sure where they getthem from. Help a friend butcher on Sat. his birds were 5.5 lb average. w on bird at 7.25 lb. it looked like a small turkey.
     
  9. nursecat9

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    I've been getting mine from Welp.
     
  10. schmism

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    our biggest out of 23 was 5.5 lbs in 7 weeks, our smallest (by comparison) was little over 3.
     

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