After my surprise shipment of 14 chicks on Tuesday, we've got 10 chickens. We live in the city. Luckily there are no limits other than that we can't have roosters. So, I figured out last night that: 10 chickens x 5.5 lbs (average weight each) = 55 lbs A medium-sized dog is about 55 pounds. So I've got the equivalent of a 55-lb dog. <-- says "WOOF"