We live in San Jose and just started with chickens. We bought chicks at Half Moon Bay Feed & Fuel as I called around and the SJ stores didn't have any. When we drove there, they had one black sex link and quite a few black jersey giants. We took the sex link and two of the jersey giants. They're ninety-x percent (forgot the exact number) likely to be female . They were born Feb 11th so are almost 2 months old now.
We didn't know anything about breeds when we bought them, only picked this type because that's all they had at the store. We've now learned the jersey giants are extra big, which is not ideal for the small home depot coop we bought (which is advertised as comfortable for four, but have learned on here perhaps better for regular/medium sized chickens). Plus variety would be more fun anyway, I woulda got another type if they had it. I suggested to my wife we eat the biggest one and try buying another type chick. She suggested how bout sell it since she's not super happy with the idea of killing/cleaning/eating a chicken we raised. Then I told her there's a norcal area on the forum I've been reading that maybe has other bay area people and maybe someone would trade us some other type of chicken for this one, anything's possible!
So, other than hi, anyone in the area wanna trade me some other type of non-giant chicken (ideally young) for a 7-week old Black Jersey Giant? Here's a pic today, we're using that baby fence to keep them out of our vegetable garden until I get the time to put in a real fence and they are hanging out by it now, but they have a whole yard to play in. Even a swing hanging from a tree they haven't swung on other than when I put them there.
Hi there, If you want them Just as pets I know people that Have seramas, They do lay, But Very small Eggs, As the seramas don't get larger than 18 oz... I will have some for sale, I don't need nor want any JGs Right now... But If you are interested in seramas Let me know!