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Disapointing egg size (jersey Giants)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by L&Schickens, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    My JGs have been laying now for a while and the egg size is no biger (in fact smaller) them my EE and Leghorns eggs. What is the deal? why am I feeding these guys if they don't produce a good large egg? [​IMG]
    They are NOT hatchery stock.
     
  2. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BJG eggs are small still too. I am hoping they will get bigger soon! My BJG are 9 months old.
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    That is about how old mine are that are laying now. I also have some that are younger and not laying yet.
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How unfortunate, were did you all get them from.
     
  5. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I got them from a breeder here in WA. Jim Lucas.
     
  6. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that it takes two years for the BJG to mature.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was just going to say that...most large fowl don't show their true egg size until the second year.
     
  8. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How much are you selling yours for if you still have them
     
  9. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jersey Giants, Javas & Brahmas are all very slow growing breeds. This is the way these breeds are supposed to grow & develop whereas, say a Leghorn is a fast growing breed.

    The JG, Java & Brahmas will have large eggs when the are older-- 2 years old.

    I had a Brahma hen that didn't lay her first egg until she was a year old. her eggs became extra large after she was 2 years old.

    Have some patience or research the breed. There are plenty of very fast growing breeds to choose from as well.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Count your blessings..LOL!

    My Jersey Giants never gave me a single egg in 3 years of living on my plot.
     

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