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Weight butchering

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

  1. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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,

    PK
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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