biggest chicken in the frezer at 8 weeks??

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

  1. Maniac Dad

    Maniac Dad In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2010
    N. Central Idaho
    My 50 came from Welp. Boy did they eat! I recieved them April 2 and butchered on May 30. The weather was wet and cool the whole time, I think we had 2 days over 65.
  2. momofchicks

    momofchicks Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    got mine from Mt. Healthy. Ordered 50 and processed 47, had about 18 roos out of the bunch, the average weight was 5.75 pounds. I will use them again that is for sure!
  3. HLAC

    HLAC Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    Central Utah
    Interesting on the different weights.

    I got my cornish x from TSC. I don't know where they got them from but the were good chicks.

    Butchered at 7 weeks, my biggest was 7 lbs 5 oz. My smallest 4 lbs 10 oz. Most roos were 6 + lbs and the hens 5 + lbs.
  4. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    I ordered 15 CXs through Ideal Hatchery. 2 died before butchering (smother and a heart attack). Out of the 13 left (7 hens, 6 roos) the largest was 7.11lbs and 4.48lbs was the smallest. I was more than happy and will be raising more in the fall. It'll be interesting to see if what another poster said about fall vs spring chickens holds true for mine [​IMG]

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