How Much Does an Average Chicken Weigh?
The average broiler chicken weighs 5.80 pounds at 47 days old. The average amount of food given to each broiler was 1.91 pounds to make it gain the weight over 47 days.
By comparison, the average broiler chicken weighed 5.03 pounds a decade ago, 3.93 pounds thirty years ago and 2.89 pounds in 70 years ago. The mortality rate of chickens raised for food is approximately 3.8 percent, compared to 5 percent 20 years ago and 10 percent 70 years ago.