How heavy in lbs should a 5 month 2 week buff orpington hen be?

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  1. BuffBuff123

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    I have a 5 month 2 week buff orp hen, and was wondering how heavy the average one was?
     
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  2. Peplers chicks

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    Don't know, lets take a wild guess and see how it turns out--between 2 and 3 pounds, closer to two pounds though
     
  3. BuffBuff123

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    Hmm...I don't think so.. Mine are 4.22 lb!
     
  4. Peplers chicks

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    That is a very good weight, I don't have buff's but saw they are beautiful big guys,
     
  5. BuffBuff123

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    Yes they are! The cockerels are stunning!
     
  6. BuffBuff123

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    Does anyone know the average weight???
    Really want to know, am doing it for a study!
     
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  9. smudge

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    If this is for school, then I suggest you a) use a search engine to find "average weight of Buff Orpington cockerels", b) locate a Buff Orpington chicken society, or c) locate Buff Orpington breeders.
    Breeders and people who keep up the breed standard keep careful records - you might have to inquire directly if they have not posted such information online.

    Make sure that you are judging your cockerel by the same breeding standards of its peers in your country, although such information can be included for your study. (UK as opposed to USA.)

    Proper research for a study requires that you use sources that can be verified. Real names, of real authorities on the subject. Not screen names.
     
  10. Bullitt

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    The APA standards say a pullet should be 7 pounds and a hen should be 8 pounds.

    Your Buff Orpingtons are 5 1/2 months old. That is about the age that pullets reach sexual maturity. So I would guess that your pullets should be 6 pounds or more.

    Are these pure Buff Orpingtons? Did you buy them from a breeder or a hatchery? Or did you breed them yourself?
     
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