For those of you that butcher CX at 8 weeks....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chickengirl1304, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much feed did you go through? (Type)?
    And how much was the dressed out weight?

    Thanks in advance :) I'm super excited about this spring
     
  2. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 300 pounds of 20% for 25 birds, fed 24/7.
     
  3. cutechick2010

    cutechick2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hooooly cow that is a lot of feed. I have a batch of 20 right now that are 5 weeks old and they have only used about 70 pounds of the meat maker feed thus far. I limit feed though, so that makes a big difference. What kind of live and processed weights are your birds at when you butcher?
     
  4. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't weigh my birds so I can't answer your question.
     
  5. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours usually average out to eat about 12-15 pounds of 20% starter feed by 7-8 weeks. They dress out between 4-7+ pounds at that point. (We often mix in scratch grains for the last week or so until we get to a 50/50 mix.)
     
  6. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went thru 400 lbs of 19% on 28 birds with the spring batch. weights were 6-9 lbs. And only gave them enough food for the day. By sun down the trough was empty.
    No records of the last two batchs, sorry. Just lazy.
     

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