When is a chicken considered full grown?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jencleg, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 bantams (1) cochin hen, (1) cochin roo (1) silkie hen and then we have (1) barred rock hen. They range in ages of 4-5 months...how much more/longer will they grow?
     
  2. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the physical size is reached. My bantams are about 5 months and I started getting mini eggs this week.
     
  3. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eeee!! I want little eggs too!! [​IMG]
     
  4. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that they are to size at about 1 year..
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    One year to 18 months depending on the breed. JG are probably the slowest growing chicken next to Orpingtons.
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    All the breeds I've had have been mostly grown by 6 months or so, but continued filling out for several more months. As was mentioned already, large, heavy breeds tend to take a lot longer to grow/fill out. Technically, pullets are considered hens after they're a year old - same with cockerels-roosters.
     

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