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at what age does a chicken become its full grown up size?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fratmor, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi everyone I have 3 month old pullets and they seem so skinny to me I was wondering when they become full grown,some are egg and meat but I can't imagine eating them they would have to be the boniest things around.not that i want to eat them I just want eggs. witch is another question when can I expect to get some? thanks to all that can help.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At three months they are at that awkward teenage stage and can be kind of scrawny. Oh, and you're going to have to wait at least another couple of months for eggs.
     
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  3. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I can't wait,I want my fresh eggs!!!! YAY chicks, thank you for telling me that they are scrawny at 3 mnts I was worrying that they were to skinny.
     
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  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I've been curious myself about the age at which a chicken achieves their full growth. So I used the handy "search" function at the top of this page.

    I found that the age the chicken is fully grown depends on the breed. They say that Brahmas aren't at their full weight and size until age two. Others are fully grown some time after one year.

    As for when you can expect your girls to start laying, that also depends on the breed. Some are slow to mature, and others, like Wyandottes, are ready to go around five months. Watch their combs. When they begin to turn bright red, the first little starter eggs aren't far off. Also, if your pullet squats when you reach to pick her up, that's another sign they're getting very close to producing that first egg!
     

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