Does your full-grown chicken weigh 4-5 pounds? How tall is it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by suzyQlou, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to get an idea of how big my chicks will be when they grow up. I suspect my chicks are California White (although they look an awful lot like the TSC Tetra Tints that I've seen photos of). I've read that a full-grown hen of either kind will weigh 4-5 pounds as an adult hen.

    I'm curious how tall a 4-5 pound hen will be.

    I'm trying to keep my coop compact because it will move around, but I want to make sure I build the doors, nest boxes, and space above roosts tall enough for the hens to be comfortable. Although, to be honest, my coop-building is going very slowly. The chicks may be full-grown before I get the coop done, lol. When does a chick reach full size?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    It kinda depends on the breed. Some are thinner bodied than others (and I have no idea the body type of either of those chickens but I'm assuming "average") but in general 4-5 lbs might be like 12" from ground to back, something like that.
     

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