black jersey giants and the space they need when grown

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LYNLY, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. LYNLY

    LYNLY In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Montrose Colorado
    we are building a coop and need to know how big for nesting boxes and for perches. these girls get big, how high can they go for their perches . thank you for all your input
  2. YoungChickenOwner

    YoungChickenOwner In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    Quote:Actually you make a good point. They do get big. I ordered some due to arrive this week, i guess i might need to make adjusments for when there full grown.
    Hopefully someone will be able to help us out.
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    id make my nestboxes 18in wide 18in long an 16 in deep.
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    So I had all these same questions and talked to Zunibee about them. This is what we came up with.

    1 perch 2' off the floor, no higher since they are so big you don't want them jumping down and hurting themselves.

    Chicken door should be 18" high, I think mine is 14" wide.

    Nesting boxes are going to be 18"x18"x18" when I finally get them built. My Jerseys are still chicks so I'm not in any big hurry.

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