Alright, seeing that this the first time we have raised chickens for meat, we didn't think there would be much of a difference weight wise before and after processing. Most of our birds went in weighing over 6 lbs, and came back just over 4lbs. Is there that much weight in feathers,feet and inerds etc that would make such a difference? Also, the lady at the processing plant told us that we should have used white rock meat birds that would have weighed more because ours had more energy and wore it off running around. Next year I guess we will try the others. Anyways, the 2 smallest birds are in the oven for dinner, looking forward to seeing how they taste.