How much should a 10 week old NHR weigh?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrstiffanymayer, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. mrstiffanymayer

    mrstiffanymayer Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 21, 2009
    Bakersfield California
    Not sure if this is the correct place to post, so please move if not appropriate here.

    How much should my 10 week old New Hampshire Red cockerel weigh? What should his body feel/look like?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mrstiffanymayer

    mrstiffanymayer Out Of The Brooder

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    When I pick him up, he seems to be all feathers. I was looking him over yesterday and he has a very prominent Keel bone (not sure if that is the right word). I am just trying to find out what the range of normal is for a 10 week old. Should they have much meat on their breasts?

    Thanks!
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Is it a rooster? I only have girls and I am not sure how much they weighed but they feel very light and hollow. Some of them have a very sharp breast bone and others do not. After they start to get all their feathers they seem to be all feathers! I had a cornish x and he was HUGE not hollow feeling at all, but he is a meat bird and NHR are not. Is he not eatting right?
     

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