When do Brabanters stop growing???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rebecca10782, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    My family has a 5 1/2 month old. I didn't see her for two weeks and when I came to visit she almost doubled in size! I was in shock [​IMG] I know some of it is winter feathers but she is much heavier and her head got huge too. I am just curious weather this is a normal growth spurt.
  2. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
  3. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    This is an interesting question. I got a creme brabanter roo and a spitzhaben roo about 2 months ago. I noticed that in the last couple of weeks, they both seem to have suddenly gotten huge. I did not see this as a gradual progression. It was as if they were both about the same size as my Polish hen, and now they are suddenly a lot bigger. I figured it was just me being unobservant, but maybe this is a trait?
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Mine are about 5 1/2 months old too. My roo eats like there is no tomorrow and he is the biggest bird of that age I have. Bigger then even the Jersey Giants. I do have 1 hen that is very small. She is really like a Bantam Brabanter. She is cute.
    My roo is big and getting bigger. He is tall, not meaty though.

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