Questions about making birds heavier.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momofchicks, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2008
    We have to process our Cornish X one week earlier than expected. So yesterday at 5 weeks old some weighed 5#'s, the processor said to take off 1/3 of the weight to get a good estimate of how much it will weigh dressed out. I'm new at this, I think I'm using the right terminology. Anyway, if I want my birds to get heavier, do I need to feed them 24/7 the last week or what. We will be processing at 7 weeks. How much will they gain in 2 weeks if we just feed them the 12 on 12 off schedule? I couldn't find the thread for weight on here. Thanks for your input!
  2. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been finding that mine are gaining 1 pound a week on that schedule. HTH

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