Live weight = ? processed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by josh, May 9, 2009.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken I weighed was 7.1 LB today what will it dress? Should I feed longer? I still like one full week to be 8 weeks old.
     
  2. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally they will be 1/3 less after dressing. If you go further and cut the meat off the bird they will be about 1/2 the dressed weight.

    Tom
     
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would be roughly a 4.8 lb bird. I always estimate it at 30%, but a lot of the times it is closer to 25% but always estimate high and then if you get lower well that is a bonus.
     

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