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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

    Jan 28, 2009
    Long Island NY
    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

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    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

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    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


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