One year ago I was a far from raising any kind of chicken as one can get. Got hens, got more hens started reading about raising meaties and now I have 24, 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 pounders in the freezer. Thanks for everybodies ideas and support. Processed the CX'ers at 3 days shy of 8 weeks. Didn't get live weights, sorry. I was doing two at a time, seemed to work well. After enviscerating I placed them in an ice bath until all 14 were done. Cleaned up and rested. Took birds out of cooler and placed in fridge after rinseing and drying. Then started in on the second half. After they were all in the cooler I took the earlier batch and packed them in shrink bags and took to the freezer. Then did the same to the second batch, although they sat in the fridge ubtil the next night. Then into the shrink bags. No help, all by myself. Long day. THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE FALL! Great experience for the whole family. This is the first half I did in the mornbing. In the holding pen. Here is the setup. Killing cones are off to the left behind the shed. The Cones were not big enough! The first one i put in jumped out. So I used the leg lasso I saw on this greaty site.