Question regarding hen size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jodiv, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. jodiv

    jodiv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2009
    I have 2 pens with blue orpingtons. My blue roo does quite well with his hens, but the other roo, which is a big black roo, and I do mean BIG, he looks more along the lines of a Jersey Giant than an orp, he is very good with the girls, but hurts them when he mounts. I have saddles on all his girls, but he has ripped each one of them open somewhere or another, and hurt their legs, (limping hens). He is so big, that he has a hard time balancing on the hens, who seem dwarfed by him.

    I was wondering if there are a different breed of hens, that would be bigger, that I could put in with him instead of the orpington hens. I dont wan't to get rid of him, because he is sweet, and beautiful to boot, just he's to heavy for the girls.

    Any suggestions?
  2. DAFox

    DAFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    SW MO in Vernon Co
    Jersey said it yourself that he was more along the lines of a JG. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    May I suggest Brahmas? They get pretty big.
  4. jodiv

    jodiv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2009
    hehehe i guess i did didnt I? However I guess I was hoping for someone to answer who had some "bigger" hens and to tell me sizes so to speak. Pounds? etc. Do Jersey hens get big?

    I never thought of Brahma either:p

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