What is the best butcher weight for the rock x's?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by pdavin, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. pdavin

    pdavin Out Of The Brooder

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    I have twenty five corn/rocks that are almost 7 weeks old. Last night I weighed a few and I had 6 that were 6 pounds. What is a good target weight? Will a 6 pound bird, on-the hoof, so to speak - yield a 5 pound carcass? I'm used to processing Buckeyes and large body birds.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    In general Cornish Cross dress out at about 72% of live weight. So, I would wait until the birds are about 7 pounds to butcher them if you want a 5lb carcass.
     

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