Easter Egger full grown size?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenluver555, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked everywhere, but no one has really said how big EE's get. Mine are 23 weeks old and have started laying. So, are they fully grown? I weighed them this morning and they were about 2-3 pounds. I read somewhere that they get to be 6-7 pounds!! Is this true? Do I maybe have bantams and just not know it. Please can someone tell me height or weight of a full size Easter Egger.
    thanks ~gina
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    By 23 weeks of age, your EEs are probably at their full-size. They may get a little heavier as their bodies switch into mature egg-laying mode, but they will not change much in height. I do not think that yours are bantams, as bantams generally only weigh 1-2 pounds. EEs are smaller birds than many other common chickens, even when they aren't bantams. My Easter Egger weighs less than my Wyandottes and my Rhode Island Red. If I had to estimate her weight, I would say she is 3-4 pounds, and my other chickens are 5-6 pounds. But I could be way off...[​IMG]
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would expect yours to put on another pound or two as they mature, but they are pretty much at their adult "size" so far as height goes. EEs are basically mixes so it depends on what breeds were used to create the ones that you have. Some hatcheries have birds that are bigger or smaller on average than others. My standard hatchery birds have weighed from 4-8 pounds as adults (2+ years), the biggest ones all came from the same hatchery. I have hatchery bantam EEs also, and they are quite a bit smaller than the standards, but some big ones have hit 3 pounds.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've raised hundreds of EEs from several different hatcheries, as well as my own mixes. They range in weight from some big girls that are seven pounds and as meaty as my Barred Rocks, to some that are slim and light and only 4 pounds, resembling my white Leghorns.

    When a bird is a mix, there is no expected adult weight.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My hatchery ee have usually been lighter than my rocks, wyandottes, Sussex, etc. I've never weighed them, but they seem to be more along the lines of my brown leghorns.

    If your birds are healthy, active, laying, then I'd say they're right at the weight they're supposed to be!
     
  6. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. I feel better now. Yes, they are healthy and laying perfectly! Hopefully they will put on another pound or two as they get older.
     
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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  8. irishrose57

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    Can you mix EE bantams in a small flock of 6 standard size
     

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