Ok. I have never butchered any of my birds until now. I took to Black Australorp mixes to the Amish yesterday for buthering. I picked up my birds along with 2 of their birds. Of course their birds were huge! i think they were probably cornishX but don't know for sure what breed. Anyway, mine were scrawny... Hardly any meat on them at all. These birds were about 6 months old. I did not weigh them so I dont know how much they actually did weigh. I was very dissapointed at how scrawny they were. Is this normal? How old should BAs be when you dress them?