Breed Weight

AccentOnHakes

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Which breed chart for weight is it recommended I use? MyPetChicken, Henderson's breed chart, or Meyer Hatchery? The three have differing weights for the breeds. Also, at what weight should a hen be using a 15 by 15 nesting box? (Mine are 13 by 13)
 

punky rooster

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what breed do you have? it really depends on the breed
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AccentOnHakes

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Use the official Standard of Perfection by APA.

Off I trot to their website.
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EDIT: I can't find it! Help!

Breeds I'm looking at:
Wyandotte
Marans
Australorp
Faverolles
Sussex
Naked Neck

I don't know yet which hatchery the feed store I'm planning to go to gets their chicks from. I also want to know the approx. weights of EEs and Sex Links.

And anyone know the answer to my nesting box question?
 
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Chris09

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Wyandotte - Cocks 8½ Hens 6½
Marans -
Australorp - Cocks 8½ Hens 6½
Faverolles - Cocks 8 Hens 6½
Sussex - Cocks 9 Hens 7
Naked Neck - Cocks 8½ Hens 6½

Now if you are going to these breeds from a hatchery/ feed store they are going to be quit a bit lighter in weight.

Chris
 

cybercat

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You can figure for all the breeds you listed that full grown weight will be anywhere from 2 to 6 pounds. Hatchery birds are all very under weight for breeds. Large covered cat boxes will work find for nest boxes. Mine love them.
 

AccentOnHakes

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OK, great! I just don't want a giant hen that gets herself stuck in the nesting box on day...XD
 

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