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At what age are chickens fully grown?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iloveourbabychick, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just wondering..Because our chicken Happy is over 2 months old.And we are wondering if he is a bantum or a big chicken...thanks
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They mature at about 6 months old, but will put on weight and mature to full "adult" at about 18 months old from what I've observed.

    2 months is still a baby. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My chicks are 17 weeks old and a couple of them look almost full grown. Can't wait to see what they look like a year from now.
     
  4. lacymarie0526

    lacymarie0526 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes mine are 20 weeks and still growing and putting on weight nicely![​IMG]
     
  5. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bantam is a chicken bred to be small.
     
  6. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    We are looking to buy him diapers because hes gonna be a house chicken.But we need to know his size.Hes pretty big now.I'd say a bantam size now.But it seems like he has stopped growing within the last week.He grew fast.Its just the lady we got the egg from raises bantams and standard chickens and we dont know..

    Heres a picture of him

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  7. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    bantam eggs are much smaller than regular eggs. Was it a really tiny egg?
     
  8. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    It was probably a medium sized egg,I would say.
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Isn't it possible for the 2 to mix and get you any size in between? Might be hard to tell what his final size will be if he's a mix instead of a pure breed.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, you can mix standards and banties. Like a silkie with a RIR. It can happen. For him, he's a roo if you didn't already know (comb is too red to be a girl at 2 months), you'll probably want to wait till he's about 6 months to get a diaper for him.
     

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