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Weigh in for project birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LilyD, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    I weighed in my project layers for my meat birds figuring they are going to go at least 6 months before getting to optimum weight

    At 7 weeks the average weight is 1.4 pounds
    The lowest weight was 1.2 pounds
    The highest weight was 1.15 pounds

    I am thinking I will need to add hens that have a higher weight so that we get some genetics for larger birds in the flock.

    I am going to try and post on this every week or two so that I can use it to keep track of the project as we get going. Since they aren't even 2 months yet they have a lot of growing to do so I am not sure what their final weight will be yet. They are mix breed birds.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

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