How big should my Rhode Island Hens be at 5 months?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenigator, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. jenigator

    jenigator New Egg

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    We bought Rhode Island Red hens the same time we bought Barred Rocks and White Leghorns. They are 5 months old but my RIR's are about 1/3 smaller in size than the others. Are RIR usually smaller in size than other breeds?
     
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    they are usually about the size of barred rocks. I am suprised your leghorns arent the smallest they tend to be slender especially HQ. are sure the RIRs are bantams and the others are LF? there isnt really a guide on at some many months they should be at this weight, pretty much just expereience. If you post a pic we can tell if she is appropriate size.
     
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  3. jenigator

    jenigator New Egg

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    Our Leghorns are the biggest, then the Barred Rocks are close behind. We ordered Rhode Island Reds from a feed store 5 months ago so we just assumed that's what we have. I don't know. [​IMG] I will take a picture of them.
     

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