- Nov 30, 2007
Tonight while putting my birds away for the night I decided to weigh one of my Orpington pullets that is 6 1/2 mos old. I weighed her and she weighed in at 7 1/2lbs. She has a hatch mate also a pullet did not weigh her but suspect she weighs about the same. Will weigh her tomorrow morning. I know Orps are big birds. But to me this is huge. At her age and her weight I listed is this considered to fat? I felt around her keel bone and can almost feel what I think feels like a bit of fat around it. Her hatch mate has started laying eggs. Not sure why this one hasn't started yet. They free range during the day. I feed them about a cup of food/day plus I am sure they are getting bugs and what not while free ranging. Do I need to cut their amount of food back? I don't feed regular commercial layer feed. I mix my own grains and sprout them and that's what they get as their feed ration.