Live to Butchered?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 19disbre, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. 19disbre

    19disbre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I want a 5 lb butchered carcass how heavy does the bird need to be alive 7-9 lbs?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    If you read the information posted in the hatchery catalogs, they'll list the expected grow out age and weight, as well as the live wt vs. butchered weight ratio. You should expect about 75% for a processed chicken.
     
  3. 19disbre

    19disbre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    You're welcome.
     

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