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sizing chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    I have a few chickens that I got last summer as chicks. They are brothers and sisters and they are totally different sizes. How old does a chicken have to be before it will be full grown? Is a bantam the smallest size of chicken because I have a hen that is smaller than my bantams.
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Pullets and cockerals are considered hens and roosters at 1 year old, so that seems to be the number most people refer to, but different breeds mature at different rates, what breeds are your chickens?

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