What age is?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinbantam-lover, May 8, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Hello,
    I am curious to know at what age is a chicken full grown?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Depends upon the breed. Production breeds will lay at 5-6 months but continue to grow. Cochins are known to grow/mature slowly.
     
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so when they lay or cock-a-doodle doo is when they are considered "full grown" ???
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:A female is "sexually mature" when she lays. A male can crow at nearly any age, so maturity is when he starts to successfully mate the hens (or making reasonable attempts).

    My hens have filled out since they started laying, so they weren't fully grown at egg #1.
     

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