Your Questions: Answered

What is a healthy weight for chickens?

When it comes to the weight of your chickens, it’s not a case of how much they should weigh as the optimum weight for each chicken is different, a lot like us humans. You are aiming for a glossy and heathy, alert looking chicken, which is active and doesn’t feel overly heavy. A mature hybrid hen can weigh between 1.5 and 2.5 kg, depending on the breed mix.

To ensure your chicken maintains a normal weight, keep them to a diet of 96% layers feed/pellets and just a few seeds and dark greens at the end of the day, plus whatever they can forage in your garden. Human processed, salty, sugary and fatty foods do not have any place in their diet- they are illegal to feed and can cause kidney disease.