For those of you that raise Cornish X's, have you found that you have more losses before 7 weeks, or from 7 weeks to 9 weeks? The reason I ask is because I am planning on taking the largest of my 24 birds next week. It will probably be 10 or 12 of them. I was then going to wait until the rest of them are 9 weeks old, then take them. After thinking about it, I'm beginning to reconsider. If I lose too many of the ones from 7-9 weeks, the meat I lose to death may begin to out weigh what I would get if I took all of them at 7 weeks. There are a handful of them right now that are considerably smaller than the largest ones. However, a bird that is smaller still renders more meat than a dead one. Not sure what to do. Please offer any advise that you think may help me come to a desicion. Thanks.