Ok, I am trying to plan my calendar and be a GOOD husband without leaving my wife with a mess of birds to watch after. I need to leave for a business trip (week long) on July 7th-am. My cornish will be exactly 7-weeks on July 5. If I process them on their 7-week b-day, will this be too early? I have been planning to butcher them at 7-weeks the entire time. Things to note (if you saw my other post). -my guys are very small for their age now. A few hit 10oz today, and they are 2-weeks and 3 days now. Can they catchup to the standar cornish weights by that week? -my goal would be 4.5lbs for this first batch. -I have never butchered a large QTY of birds (I have 45) at a time, and want to be sure that I have enough time as well. If I butcher on sunday (6 weeks and 6 days) that will allow me to have family over to help out. HAS Anyone had and underdeveloped flock at 2-weeks and felt they had sufficient weights at 7-weeks? I am in fear that I will find more that say it took 9-weeks for this condition. Thanks for your input!