Biggest chicken I have ever seen!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Noymira, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw this rooster at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Jct, VT this past Saturday. He was MASSIVE! I couldn't get a good shot of a normal sized bird next to him, but he filled the cage. He must have been near 20 lbs, his ankles were an inch thick and his body was HUGE! His legs were pretty gnarly looking, so I'm guessing he's up there in age, although I don't really know how to judge the age of a chicken.

    He looks like my Black Copper Marans, but there was no tag or anything to identify him or where he came from.

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    Just had to share this big boy!
     
  2. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Wow, when I went to the fair where I live, I think that I saw roos that were even bigger than that massive guy!
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    He is a Partridge Cochin
     
  4. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do they all get that big? I've never seen a Cochin in person I guess. He looked like a big teddy bear!
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Yes pretty much and His legs look fine
     
  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    They are heavy but not nearly as heacy as they look. Lots of feathers and fluff. [​IMG]

    That's what I think about me too... [​IMG]
     
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    I have two white Cochin hens, I hope they get that big! then they can beat the snot out of my other girls that are picking on them while they are still young!!!!!
     
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    We had 2 standard Cochins and the only time they were even slighty aggressive is when they were boody. Good girls and I think their size, they will continue growing till about 18 months, kept the sassy girls away.
     
  9. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    He is handsome. But, if you think he is big you should see the Langashan at a show. I saw a big beautiful black Langashan that was really huge like almost turkey size huge!
     
  10. slwchickgrl

    slwchickgrl New Egg

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    He is gorgeous!

    I can't keep roosters. I'm too chicken...
     

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