what age will they be full grown?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by phaethona, May 19, 2010.

  1. phaethona

    phaethona Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    this is my first experience raising chickens, I have 2 flocks, one is about 10-11 weeks old(all production reds) and the other is about 8-9 weeks old(1 RIR, 1 white leghorn, 1 silver phoenix, 1 black sex-link, 1 welsummer(we think) and 1 partridge rock(we think)
    around what age should I consider them fully grown?

    thanks! [​IMG]
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    This depends on the breeds, for your common layers and such. 1 year is pretty much ideal- but they will still grow wider/maybe a little taller until 3-4 years (though not enough to really notice by sight). In slower growing breeds, like the Shamos I raise or Brahmas, two years is ideal- but again they do still continue to grow a little larger.


    ETA: But just to clarify for anyone who maybe wondering, just because they grow that long doesn't mean they won't lay before that time. Around 4-5 months (though can take a couple more months too) is when they should begin laying [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They reach laying age around 6 months, though. Like cats, dogs, and people; all are capable of producing young long before we/they are "full grown."


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