I would just like to see if my 8 week old Orpington chicks are on track growth and weight wise so I was wondering if anyone could please tell me what an 8 week old Orpington is expected to weigh?
X2 - I had a real bad hatchery line of Orpington before I got into high-end birds, and I would say at eight weeks they might be around 6-10 ounces. The feed does make a difference (protein content, etc.), and so does the strain. English Orpingtons are a lot heavier then a lot of typical American strains. Hope this helps.
Thanks anyway, my young cockerels weighed in at an average of 1kg which i think is about 35 ounces. They look very fluffy and well rounded but when i pick them up there doesn't seem to be a lot of cover on them for a duel purpose chicken. I might have 2 contact a breeder in Aus and see if they can shed some light.