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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 Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    Dillsburg, PA
    My Coop
    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

    Aug 20, 2010
    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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