1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My rough height guide for hens.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mattsculpt, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Mattsculpt

    Mattsculpt Chillin' With My Peeps

    121
    8
    91
    Oct 29, 2011
    Proctor, Arkansas
    I was looking for a guide of chicken heights to help me in painting life sized chickens. All I could find was listings of weights, with only a two breeds giving heights. So I came up with a approximate ratio of hen chicken weights to heights.
    I used the Jersey Giant hen’s maximum 20 inch height and weight of 11 pounds at the top end, the average hen height of 16 inches and weight of 6.5 pounds for the middle and the Dutch bantam with height of 8 inches and weight of 1 pound for the lower end of the scale. I calculated by volume to get close to the breeds' weights. The hen's weights came from Henderson’s Chicken Breed Chart.


    I know there are fatter, shorter chickens and taller, thinner chickens but as a rough guide it’s the best I could do. This is only for hens, don’t even ask me about roosters.

    Weight in lbs Height in inches Example Breeds
    10 -11 18.5 -20 Jersey Giant
    9 18 Brahma
    8.5 17.5 Cochin
    8 17.25 Orpington
    7.5 17 Faverolles Plymouth Rock
    7 16.5 Sussex
    6.5 16 RIR, Wyandotte, Australorp
    6 15.75 Welsummer, White Faced Spanish
    5.5 15.5 EE, Analusian
    5 15 Dominique, Campine
    4.5 14.5 Leghorn, Polish
    4 13.75 Hamburg, Appenzeller
    3.5 13.25 Jaerhon, Fayoumi
    3 12.5 ?
    2.5 11.5 Bantam Brahma
    2 11 Bantam RIR
    1.25 10 Rosecomb
    1 8 Dutch Bantam


    If you want to make corrections, I’ll be happy to see them.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by