When do hens reach there full weight???

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

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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