adult chicken size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensista, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. chickensista

    chickensista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    I was wondering when the girls will be fully grown. They are 11 months now. I thought they were big(compared to their previouse chicky selves). Well, I went to a local farm yesterday and their chickens(same breeds) are at least 50% bigger. They were huge! Will my girls still fill out some?
    Thanks!
    Terry
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
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    Yeah, they will get that big. It usully takes like 25 months then they kinda steady out
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It seems to me that they continue to mature til after the second molt. They become hens at 12 months, and seems like they are true adults at 2 years. Just my opinion though.

    bigzio
     
  4. chickensista

    chickensista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Brooster,
    Did you mean 25 months or weeks? My girls are 11 months... It sounds like they will get bigger. Not sure if they will reach the size of those farms hens - they were really big. If they do I may have to give them a bigger run!
    Thank you Brooster and Bigzio!
    T
     
  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Whoops that is supposed to be months, cause that is after thier second molt like bigzio said. Ill fix it. [​IMG]
     

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