I have 24 cornish x that will be 8 weeks old on the 27th of this month. I called up the place that I am taking them to get butchered for less than $3 a bird. The first day they can get me in is June 5th! I have had multiple conversations with them and I was under the impression that I could bring them in any time. So that will make my birds 2 days over 9 weeks. Do you think they will start dropping like flies before then? this is my first batch of birds and I was going to pay to have them butchered and eventually ease into doing the deed myself. I guess I will have to see what happens and if they get to big and start dieing, I will have to do the deed myself.