How tall is a full grown standard hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moselle, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know different breeds are different sizes. I have mostly heavy breeds - australorp, buff orp., delaware, barred rock, etc. How tall do they get in general?
     
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Those breeds are generally between 12 and 15 inches tall. The roos may be a little taller.
     
  3. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl says she's this tall...
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    and their eggs are this big...
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    and sweet, too
     
  4. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks - I looked at about 15 websites and could only find averages weights! (and Snowy, your RIRs sure are purty, too!)
     
  5. Ma

    Ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious....[​IMG]

    Where are you taking the measurement? From ground level to the top of the back or to the top of her head? Comb included or not?

    Thanks!
     

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