Live Weight

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jaku, May 18, 2008.

  1. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is a good live weight for a Cornish X at butcher time? That is, for one that doesn't necessarily need to be HUGE, but larger than the average store bird would be nice. I know that 8 weeks is somewhat standard for butchering- are they bigger than store birds then?
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    All cornish crosses are not created equally. But 8 lbs average live weight is about what you are looking at.

    Different hatcheries have different weight yields. Some of the Cornish giants offered up here will go 10 - 12 live weight without die off issues.
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Mine are usually 12-14 pounds live weight when I slaughter.
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    When the largest bird in teh pen is 10#'s live weight I process them all.

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