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Easter Egger full grown size?

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I have looked everywhere, but no one has really said how big EE's get.  Mine are 23 weeks old and have started laying.  So, are they fully grown?  I weighed them this morning and they  were about 2-3 pounds.  I read somewhere that they get to be 6-7 pounds!! Is this true? Do I maybe have bantams and just not know it.  Please can someone tell me height or weight of a full size Easter Egger. 

thanks ~gina

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~Gina

 

Vegetarian who loves animals!

Goal: rescue unwanted roosters

I love chickens!!! I want more and more and more! If only I had enough room :(

 

~chicken pic of the week 8/9/13~

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I have looked everywhere, but no one has really said how big EE's get.  Mine are 23 weeks old and have started laying.  So, are they fully grown?  I weighed them this morning and they  were about 2-3 pounds.  I read somewhere that they get to be 6-7 pounds!! Is this true? Do I maybe have bantams and just not know it.  Please can someone tell me height or weight of a full size Easter Egger. 

thanks ~gina

By 23 weeks of age, your EEs are probably at their full-size. They may get a little heavier as their bodies switch into mature egg-laying mode, but they will not change much in height. I do not think that yours are bantams, as bantams generally only weigh 1-2 pounds. EEs are smaller birds than many other common chickens, even when they aren't bantams. My Easter Egger weighs less than my Wyandottes and my Rhode Island Red. If I had to estimate her weight, I would say she is 3-4 pounds, and my other chickens are 5-6 pounds. But I could be way off...big_smile.png

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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I would expect yours to put on another pound or two as they mature, but they are pretty much at their adult "size" so far as height goes. EEs are basically mixes so it depends on what breeds were used to create the ones that you have. Some hatcheries have birds that are bigger or smaller on average than others. My standard hatchery birds have weighed from 4-8 pounds as adults (2+ years), the biggest ones all came from the same hatchery. I have hatchery bantam EEs also, and they are quite a bit smaller than the standards, but some big ones have hit 3 pounds.
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I've raised hundreds of EEs from several different hatcheries, as well as my own mixes. They range in weight from some big girls that are seven pounds and as meaty as my Barred Rocks, to some that are slim and light and only 4 pounds, resembling my white Leghorns.

 

When a bird is a mix, there is no expected adult weight.
 


Edited by WalkingOnSunshine - 8/24/13 at 1:17pm
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My hatchery ee have usually been lighter than my rocks, wyandottes, Sussex, etc. I've never weighed them, but they seem to be more along the lines of my brown leghorns.

 

If your birds are healthy, active, laying, then I'd say they're right at the weight they're supposed to be!

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Thank you everyone.  I feel better now.  Yes, they are healthy and laying perfectly! Hopefully they will put on another pound or two as they get older.

~Gina

 

Vegetarian who loves animals!

Goal: rescue unwanted roosters

I love chickens!!! I want more and more and more! If only I had enough room :(

 

~chicken pic of the week 8/9/13~

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~Gina

 

Vegetarian who loves animals!

Goal: rescue unwanted roosters

I love chickens!!! I want more and more and more! If only I had enough room :(

 

~chicken pic of the week 8/9/13~

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I've raised hundreds of EEs from several different hatcheries, as well as my own mixes. They range in weight from some big girls that are seven pounds and as meaty as my Barred Rocks, to some that are slim and light and only 4 pounds, resembling my white Leghorns.

 

When a bird is a mix, there is no expected adult weight.
 

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-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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I am a proud member of

-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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Can you mix EE bantams in a small flock of 6 standard size
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