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Are My Chickens Fat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Val3rie, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Val3rie

    Val3rie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look OK to me, but they feel pretty heavy.... How can I tell? They truly are a bunch of piggies!!!
     
  2. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your post got me thinking of this video I seen a while back of a couple huge broiler roosters that looked like they couldn't hardly walk.

     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wondered that myself . . .

    Are my Barred Rocks and Australorps fat?

    If I squeeze them - I can't get past the feathers. They are like throw pillows.

    We should be able to hold them long enuf to get them on a produce scale but they are goin' be frightened - oh, dear [​IMG]!

    Here's what mine should weigh according to the standards:

    Australorps hens: 6.5 lbs
    Plymouth Rock hens: 7.5 lbs

    Steve
     

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