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Weight butchering

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by KNAndrs, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2011
    Superior, WI
    Has anyone every weighed their chickens before they butchered? Or waited to butcher before a certain weight?

    I guess I am asking what is your live butcher weight?

    Getting ready to dispatch 4 Cornish Xs this weekend or next,

  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Between 5 1/2 and 7 1/2 pounds live weight. As a rule of thumb, you will lose about 1/3 of the live weight after butchering.
  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    I have been aiming for 8-10lb live weight to get 5-7lb dressed. Might keep the curent batch to 9-10 weeks and try to get them closer to 8lb dressed for a nice family sized bird.

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