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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    Cuties. 2wks
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    I took eggs from incubator at around 14 days and stuck under her. Unfortunately she broke eggs. I got 2 new additions. Been a learning experience, she's not the smartest. So I've been making changes to hopefully make the chicks lives safer/better. They are a week old.
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    Kind of sounds like life, try and see what happens... Thanks
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    Just an update, she's only sitting on one egg and a dummy egg. Question for y'all. Once she hatches the one, what are the odds that if I take my incubated eggs that hatch and I put the chicks with her in the nest that she'll adopt? Or is better for me to make a brooder and raise them in it?
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I appreciate y'all helping me understand chicken behavior better. Many blessings.
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    Because of a picture I saw with a very low roost for the chicks. Cool. Apparently I haven't read near enough. Thanks for the answers
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    I really appreciate all this information and difference in perspective. I think I have enough information to make things as safe as possible. Couple more question: does mamma hen pick up the chicks similar to dogs and cats? My lowest roost rung is probably 3 -3.5' from ground. Should I add a...
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    No, I haven't moved her or caught her off the nest. Not sure what she is sitting on. I'm not sure. I know that I put eggs in incubator on the 15th and noticed a hen was staying on a nest the next day. It's likely that it will be offset. Is that a nipple attachment you just add to a bottle? My...
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    Brooding Jersey Giant in nest

    I didn't expect this to happen from reading about JG. I bought an incubator and put 6 eggs in it and apparently a hen decided she wants to race and see who hatches first. God is miraculous. I figure I got 18 days till hatching. She's in a box about 20 inches from floor in the coop. My concerns...
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    Comment by 'pctechtx' in item 'Jersey Giant'

    Mine has loud crow if the windows are open but not annoying. Kind of useful if you don't have a dog that alerts ya. They are pretty calm IMO.Mine don't trust me enough to handle yet, slowly working with them. The hens are funny, they argue when they want to lay, they tend to want to use the same...
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    Poser, my Black Jersey Giant rooster
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    Newbie with Black Jersey Giants

    Thinking I'll call him "Poser", cuz he's always strutting... except in the pictures🤣
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    Newbie with Black Jersey Giants

    Thanks for that info. Guess I'll be performing some manual labor to get it cleaned up. Blessings🙏
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    Newbie with Black Jersey Giants

    Question that arised: People have burned trash and junk in several spots on my dad's property that the chickens can scratch. Should I prevent them from scratching those areas? When I dig in it I see no signs of life, grass barely grows on it. Not sure if toxic but would imagine so...
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    Newbie with Black Jersey Giants

    Moved in with my dad to take care of him. Government is getting on my nerves and decided it is best to work on self-sufficiency. My neighbor raises birds and she had a set of adult chickens. I didn't want to attempt raising from hatch-lings. I got 7 hens and a rooster. I average 4 eggs a day...
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