Sussex weights

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jmagill, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    I would like to get an idea of what your Sussex are weighing in at, live weight and age.

    Mine are as listed

    Year old Light rooster is 8 lbs.
    1.5 year old coronation rooster 8lbs
    22 week old light hens averaging 5.5-6 lbs
    22 -24 week old split hens about 6.5 -7lbs

    I am looking to build my flock as a good dual purpose flock. When I start hatching, I am going to take weights at birth, and every 4 weeks to see rate of growth.
    I would like to compare to what others are getting.
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

    Jul 28, 2008
    My 1 year old Coronation hens weigh in between 8 and 10 lbs. One year old Coro roo 12 lbs. One year old light hens 7lb, 9 lb.

    I haven't weighed any of this year's youngsters but they're probably between 5 and 7 lbs, they're 18-24 weeks old. I'm sorting through them now to decide who's going to the processor. After that I'll have some dressed weights.

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