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average size for a 18 week old of the following breeds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help but think the pullets I have now seem a bit small for their age. What are the average weights for an 18 week old heavier breed such as the Australorp, S. Sussex, and Sex link?
     
  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Sorry, I don't have any experience with those breeds - but you may want to check the breeds pages on the homepage and see if they list that info there or post this question under the Breeds forum?
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a shot of my Australorp hens, at about that age:

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    this was right at 18-20 weeks old...they are large birds, almost thought they were Jersey Giants

    How do they compare to yours? I am not sure how much they weighed, but a good
    amount...
     
  4. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine appears to be a bit smaller, but then again it's hard to tell how big yours are because there's nothing there for scale....
     

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