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When are they full grown?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I have 3 silkie chicks (5 and 1/2 weeks) There are still pretty small, and was just wondering howold are they till there fill grown?
     
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  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i think 4-5 months, because thats when the lay and crow..
    -alex
     
  3. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    but when do their bodies stop growing, that is what I want to know. I know that they are grown/matured at 4-5 mo. but when do their bodies stop growing, when are they as big as they will get?

    Marie
     
  4. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on the breed. I have 2 Jersey Giants and I read that they will not be full size till they are 7 mon. Mabey if you looked up the breed your questioning. Here's a link that says some about when brreds mature...but It does not give exact time. Just slow or moderate or fast.

    Sorry forgot the link. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
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  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Sorry, I did not put the breed because I was also referring to silkies. I only have two chicks that are not silkies and they are Salmon Faverolles. Thanks. I will look at the link.

    Marie
     
  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    what heck marie, you taking over my post?
     
  7. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Sorry, I did not mean to. Sorry!!!!

    Marie
     

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