Dumb question -- when do they get to be full-sized?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkyWarrior, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    I have several chicks that range 15 weeks, 10 weeks, 8 weeks and 5 weeks. Some of my 15 weekers that are Ameracaunas have seemed to quit growing as my two BR pullets of 10 weeks are now the same size. [​IMG] At this point, I'm wondering how much bigger the chicks will get. Will I see the 15 week chicks grow more or are they pretty much at their size?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    I think usually they stop growing fast around 3-4 months and then just slowly fill out/grow a bit more.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I'd say closer to 5 months till full size (about when they start laying in my experience) but it probably depends on the breeds.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  4. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:So, this is the size I should expect my Ameraucanas to be? They'll just fill out a bit and grow a tad more?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Depends on the breeds. I have a flock of LF brahmas and keeping track of their weight on a regular basis, plus just "eye-balling" them, I know that they were still gaining weight until they were nearly a year old and filled out right up until their second summer.
     

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