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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

    Jan 26, 2010
    Waynesburg, PA
    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

    Jul 24, 2013
    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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