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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicken dude, Jan 17, 2013.
What is the secret to getting cornish crosses to butchering weight at 7 weeks old?
Interesting... I've heard people write about 8-10 weeks. Will watch this thread. Thanks for asking.
A lot of that info is proprietary to big companies like Tyson. However I'm suspicious that their practices also have higher incidences of hock burns.
I butchered mine at 8 weeks and had nice carcasses--didn't weigh them, but they were comparable to store birds for size. No secret, just let the little piggies eat all they want during the day, pull the feed at night, fresh water, enough room to move around, enough feeders for everyone to eat. They're genetically programmed to eat themselves to death, given the choice, so it's really not too difficult.