Originally Posted by chickengr
my Jumbo is 6 wk old and weighs 2 lb, lol. isn't that too much?
Originally Posted by DesertChic
This is a NN? Wow! My largest boys at 6 weeks only came in around 24 ounces (1.5 lbs). Too big? Is there such a thing? I would be eyeing that boy as my primary meat breeder.
I agree - that sounds great! My Tank - the largest and fastest growing of my hatchery NNs, was 27.5 oz at 6 weeks.
That being said, his weight/growth curve tapered off as he got older. Not sure what was behind it, but I was wondering if it was an early spurt. I'll be keeping an eye on this sort of data as I breed from them for improvement...
What he IS, though, is a good sire for chickens if you want to harvest for meat early (due to the early growth)...
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