I don't think that you can get a meat bird to 12-14 pounds in the short time that they are alive. We have Cornish X and they are bred to eat, but they will not get to that weight. So, if they are older, they will most likely be very tough. I've seen that people who raise meat birds will charge $10 a bird, including slaughter. That isn't all that much, especially considering that the bird probably cost $7.50, not including your time.
4/21/08 at 8:46am