When do hens reach there full weight???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebecca10782, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Our four 6 and 1/2 month old hens have started laying and they don't seem to be 7-8 pounds like I have heard they should be. We have a (was supposed to be a Maran until she started laying tan eggs) Barred Rock, Buckeye, Turken, and Black Star. The Black Star seems to be a little smaller than the rest, but none of them seem to be anywhere near 6-7 pounds. We had a Cochin/Brahma rooster that was gigantic and he only weighed about 4 pounds at a year. Does it take a long time to get to their full weight?
    Just so if anyone asks, they have an excellent diet and are extremely healthy happy birds.

  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Usually by the time they are a year old they should be at their full weight unless they are sick.
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Wow, so our rooster must have been a runt! He was huge...[​IMG]
    Do they get bigger than this?
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    I don't beleive that your 4 will eveer get to 8#

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