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At what age do they quit growing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicky85254, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Chicky85254

    Chicky85254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do they quit growing? This is my first batch of chicks, and I'm wondering how big they are going to get? I have the following bantam breeds...BR, EE, and Silkies.
     
  2. Chicky85254

    Chicky85254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???

    I'm just curious if at 9 weeks if they are approaching full size, or if they are going to double in size, etc? It would help to know this as far as planning for door and roost sizes, etc.
     
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  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    9 weeks they are not done growing. I would say around 5-6 months. Our 11 week olds are pretty big, way bigger than they were at 9 weeks!!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They will reach "mature" weight and so on around 5 months, but many will still put on some "meat" up till about 18 months
     
  5. Chicky85254

    Chicky85254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that's good to know! I willl just keep waiting patiently to see what they grow up to look like!
     
  6. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just about to ask the same question. I can't see my gals growing since I see them every day. But my friends & neighbors still keep saying "they're so much bigger"! My gals are about 4.5 months old.

    I am very glad that I started out with them as chicks, because I had never raised chickens before and I would have been scared by them if suddenly these gigantic birds showed up in my life. They are big!
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    At 9 weeks they'll definitely more than double. Try quadruple. My 3month old japs are still half the average size and just now starting to catch the month older ones. My EE chicks which are 3 weeks younger than the japs and were the same size as them at around 10weeks are now my biggest chickens and still growing. I'm guessing around a year old they'll be fully filled out and at their final weight.


    Here are some little 8week old white japs next to buffs that are 1month older and also still not done growing:
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  8. Chicky85254

    Chicky85254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Akane - are those a bantam breed? or full size?
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They probably reach full size by about 6 months but will continue to fill out for maybe 6 more months.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The large fowl orpingtons can take as long as 18 months to reach their full growth.

    A jersey giant is also another very slow growing chicken that doesn't reach its full potential for a good year.

    Smaller chickens take less time. Your bantams will be at their full size at about 6months - plus or minus a little.
     

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