What's a Henway?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ra_, May 10, 2019.

  1. Ra_

    Ra_ Crowing

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    Oh about 12 pounds.
    I ordered a scale to see how much my Big Mama weighs.
    It read 11.96 once I got all her toes on the scale.
    She went broody a week ago and won't hardly eat now.
    I wonder how much weight she lost this week?

    What does your heaviest hen weigh?
     
  2. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    This has alot to do with breed what breed is big momma? Or an approximate of the breeds shes mixed with
     
  3. Ra_

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    Purebred Dixie Rainbow

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    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Hoover and TSC both say that breed is 5 and 6 lbs :lau a 12 lb hen of Any breed is something serious! Shes beautiful! I hadnt ever had one that big, havent had that breed either but u make me wanna go weigh my wyandottes!

    On the broody behavior i can say if you can feel her keel (breastbone) sticking out more than usual than shes underweight.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Thanks for the smile....that old joke was one of my dad's standbys
     
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    I see Rainbows for sale, which are 6 pounds or so but I don't see Dixie Rainbows anymore. I've got two more that I haven't weighed yet that feel about 10 pounds.

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    They keep cool when it hits 95 degrees by wading in cool water.
    I've got a fan on her as she sits on her eggs but I still pull her off around 1 or 2pm and stand her in a container of water. She enjoys that for a few minutes and then goes down to the wading ponds and cools off some more. She nibbles at treats but doesn't eat much.
     
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