After 32 of the largest birds the first week and 47 the second, we managed to butcher nearly 80 birds in two half days (started with 105 chicks). This was aided by our new plucker and the Mills family (thanks Eric for representing the 2nd day). Our speed improved greatly between sessions. At around 7lbs live weight and 4.8lbs in the bag, the end result was around 380lbs of carcass weight in 10 or 11 weeks. We have much room for improvement, but at a value of $5/lb to us, this was a huge win.
Josh: Founder, father