If I have September 3 hatched color rangers, they will be 12 weeks old a day or two before thanksgiving. When is best to process them to serve on Thanksgiving, assuming I want to brine them and roast them? How big should I anticipate at nearly 12 weeks and is there anything I can do near the end to the selected lucky fellows to boost the growth and make extra impressive for the family? Obviously I can choose my fattest birds for the meal, but I have 14 meat eating adults and 6 kids to feed, in theory. I could process sooner and freeze until the big date, then I'd need three instead of two? How do people make these decisions?!? Edit: My husband just added 5 adults to the list. And I'm likely to add one or two more.