Originally Posted by informative
Originally Posted by MooreAcresMama
We are looking get some more chickens. We currently have Sex-links, Barred Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds. I was looking in to giants. Are they a lot bigger than other chickens? Do they have to be kept in a different area due to size or can the be in with the rest of the flock?
I keep all my chickens together - I have leghorns and lafleche chickens maybe 4-5 pounds right in there with Jersey roosters that are 12+ pounds at only 1 year of age (pretty sure I have three or four) BJG roos I named them all BigBoy because I can't tell them apart because they all look like an enormous block of shiny black feathers standing on two tree trunks
Ditto, I keep all my chickens together in one 30' x 40' pen, I did a head count today and it looks like 32 Jersey Giants. Some of my BCM and Ameraucana roosters like to squabble, but the JGs are the undisputed masters of the pen, and will break up any fights among the "lesser breeds". Most of my JG roosters are named Bigfoot or Bigfoot's brother!
This guy is a cross between a black JG and a barred Rock, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite roosters.