I wanted a dual purpose chicken for both eggs and meat obviously but also that could be the best at free ranging to cut down feed costs and have broody hens to raise their own chicks so I do not have to keep buying more. This led me to dark Cornish from McMurrays but after 22 weeks (5+months) I butchered them and dressed weight is 2.5-4.3 lbs. Aren't they suppose to be 6-8 lbs at this age? I am so disappointed in because from what I hear most DP breeds dress out to 6 lbs around 12-16 weeks? Only other breeds I'm looking at now are freedom rangers have all characteristic but don't hatch their own eggs.