Dressed weight versus live: 60%?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RoosterGeek, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2010
    Lebanon, TN
    I did a quick search and was unable to find what I needed. What would you say the finished carcass weight is compared to alive? I'm guessing 60% for Cornish X and probably less for slower grow birds.

    Can anyone chime in on this topic please?
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    We've averaged about 65% of live weight.
  3. AlbionWood

    AlbionWood Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Albion, California
    The CX cockerels we are processing now are coming in much better than the 65% we expected - closer to 75% for the heaviest birds. I was surprised how small the guts are, especially the gizzards, in proportion to the birds.

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