AT WHAT AGE ARE EE HENS FULL GROWN?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fawn and Fam, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Approximately what age are Easter Egger hens full grown?
     
  2. GreatPyrLover

    GreatPyrLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were hatched in Feb 2013 and they have been full grown for several months now!!
     
  3. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you asking full grown as in laying eggs? If so, I'd say around six months a chicken has pretty much reached adulthood - but saying "full grown pullet" sounds silly to me. So different stages of development warrant different names I guess.

    Any female chicken under a year is called "Pullet"

    Any female chicken OVER a year is called "Hen"

    Just thought I'd clarify on that point and it's regardless of their breed. :)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty much every breed except the giants--cochins, brahmas, Jersey giants--are full grown at 6 months. Some roosters continue to fill out after that, but at 6 months pretty much what you see is what you get.
     
  5. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that answers my question (just wondering if their bodies were going to get any bigger [​IMG]).

    Thanks WooingWyandotte I didn't know that!
     
  6. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Their bodies could get a little bigger, but not much unless they are like a big bird that fills out late (e.g. jersey giant or buckeyes) - but EE's are smaller and lighter breeds IMO, and won't get much bigger. :) And your welcome!
     

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