Weight loss due to processing.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Britgal, May 21, 2010.

  1. Britgal

    Britgal New Egg

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    How much weight is lost in processing a Cornish X ?

    What will a 6 lb live weight bird lose ?.

    Is it better to wait until they are heavier, say 7 or 8 pounds.
     
  2. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I read on here that you will get about 2/3rd the weight after culled and cleaned. But, I would wait to hear from another poster, I may be wrong. How old are your birds?
     
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    65-75% of their live weight = dressed weight for CX in my birds.
     
  4. Britgal

    Britgal New Egg

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    Thank you for your replies.

    They are 6 weeks old and averaging 6 lbs. Live weight.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  5. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 lbs. live weight, they should average around 4 lbs, or a little over, dressed. That's with skin, neck and giblets. People who skin, and throw away the wings, (my favorite part, especially with the skin!) and/or throw out giblets, of course will have lower weights.
     

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