When do Buff Orpingtons stop growing?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chocobo, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Chocobo

    Chocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2011
    There is lots of info about when to expect eggs and when it is safe for chicks to go outside but I'm curious at what point Buff Orpingtons stop growing completely.
    My understanding is that they continue to put on weight even after starting to lay eggs so when are they considered "full grown"?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    As a VERY general rule of thumb, they all continue to grow until around one year, well after they reach full height. Henderson's lists Orpingtons as moderately early maturing.

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