weight of hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by warren, May 14, 2008.

  1. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    My 18 week old sex link weighs 2lb 4oz the same as yesterday. She is supposed to be laying eggs in a month's time but seems so small. She spends most of her time sleeping in the sun and does not eat much. How heavy should she be at this stage?
    Her dad was a RIR and her mom a Plynmouth Barred Rock.
    She should be about 5lb fully grown.
    She seems well. Am I just being over-anxious?
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:with those breeds. i would guess she should be right at 4lbs by 1 year. But some chickens come smaller than others. I'd just wait. lay when shes ready. as long as shes well. nothing matters in my opinion.
  3. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    reminds me of an old joke,
    "go get me a henweigh"
    "what's a henweigh?"
    "oh bout' three pounds."
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Dude I crack myself up!
    Last edited: May 14, 2008

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