When do they stop growing? Pictures included!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LadyinRed, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My remaining Cornishx hen, I processed all but two a while back and lost one last week due to a prolapse that wasn't caught in time. It free ranges with the silkies and as seen in the picture it CAN run!!!

    How big CAN they get? And who wants to play the guess how much she weighs game?

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  2. deserthound

    deserthound Out Of The Brooder

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    Couple years ago I had 3 left over that missed the butchering table. I just let them go as long as they could get around. All 3 could walk and even waddle/run up until they died. 1 died at 11 months, 1 at 12 and the 3rd lasted 16 months. The last one weighed over 16 lb when he died. The picture of him standing over a full grown cat and the size comparison is amazing.[​IMG]
     
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  3. PikeCo

    PikeCo Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess 9.25 lbs. Hard to tell.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never let any of mine get past 10 week but my guess on yours is 11 lbs. [​IMG]
     
  5. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once I had a couple I let go to 12 weeks. Processed weight on each was over 7.5 lbs. !!!
     

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