We take our birds to a processor who has a USDA man there overseeing everything. They charge $2.65 a bird and vacuum pack them. When we got there they were like, "uh, they look like turkeys" We bought 50 Cornish X from Mt. Healthy and we processed 47. The smallest was 3.695 pounds and the biggest was 6.83 pounds, the average of all the birds was 5.75 pounds. They were 8 weeks and 4 days old, I think next time we will process at 7 weeks. Looking forward to a chicken dinner on Sunday!! They all didn't fit in my spare frig, have 8 in the upstairs frig. I also had 12 birds cut into pieces. Oh yeah, out of the 47 birds I counted 18 roosters. I thought that was a pretty good amount of roosters since I just got a straight run.