dressed weight vs. live weight

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jessejames, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. jessejames

    jessejames Out Of The Brooder

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    just wondering what the average waste is on cornish x's. meaning the difference between live weight and dressed weight. thanks
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can always count on 25% of the bird being waste.

    A good safe way of doing live weight is to think of it as whatever your live weight is take 70% of that and that is what will be your dressed weight.

    So a 10 lb bird live weight would dress out at 7 lbs or so.
     

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