Breed Weight

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AccentOnHakes, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    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)
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    what breed do you have? it really depends on the breed
    punky [​IMG]
     
  3. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Use the official Standard of Perfection by APA.
     
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Use the official Standard of Perfection by APA.

    Off I trot to their website. [​IMG]

    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?
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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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
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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    your nesting boxes should be fine. my STD cochin hen likes to wedge herself in a 12x12 [​IMG]
     
  8. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  9. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote: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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