I don't have final weights on them because they're still resting in the cooler, but I'm guessing between 3-5 pounds after butchering, at just under 8 weeks old. We fed them a soy-free locally grown non GMO feed and I just read on here that soy-free feed=birds that weigh less? Anyway, I would have left them another week at least based on their weights today. I like my birds a little bigger, lol! Slaughtering went really well, we used kill cones and started w/ a box cutter blade but found that we had to hack at them a few times to get through the feathers-not ideal!! When we switched to a fillet knife that completely changed the process-it was one single swipe to each side of the neck. It took about 4 hours from set up to tear down, (there were 12 birds) not including packaging the birds in food saver bags. Hubby and I both did really well at the time of the slaughter/butcher-bleed out, scald, pluck, remove innards, dunk! Repeat! But I think there was a whole lot of adrenaline going, because we are both soooooooo tired right now! While we were butchering I was soooooo hungry for chicken, but not now!! I read on another post that somebody was emotionally tired at the end of butcher day--I made sure not to get attached to these birds, didn't pet them (ew gross!), didn't name them, really didn't go out there except to make sure they had food and clean water. But there is a feeling of something missing when I look out at the empty chicken tractor. I won't miss feeding or cleaning up after them, but still. I'll miss their white fluff against green grass! There is definitely something somber about looking at the food on your plate and thinking "an animal died to feed me" rather than "this meat was on sale! score!" We had pork chops for dinner. Poor choice on my part, pork looks too much like chicken and I kept envisioning a little porky snout. How long does it take before the "raw" feeling wears off and you can eat meat comfortably again? I would do it again, my chickens lived good lives and died in a fairly peaceful and non-stressed manner, but I'm feeling a little queasy at the moment. My daughter was at the dinner table "was this the chicken we killed today?" (no, it's pork from a pig) "I know this came from a pig!..So a pig died to make this dinner?" (yes, it did) "ok..when are we going to eat OUR chickens?" She was nervous about watching but did come out toward the end and I explained that the chicken wasn't really hurting while it was dying, and after it was dead it got a little chicken bath, and then we took it's "clothes" off with the chicken plucker, and then the guts come out. And then it looks like a store chicken! I don't think she'll be traumatized for life but she definitely wanted to know what was happening. I so appreciate all the pictures and videos you all have made, it was really helpful!!!