jersey giant chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mikestepp, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. mikestepp

    mikestepp New Egg

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    I bought jersey giant rooster and hen.looking for any input about them
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I used to have some Black Jersey Giants and they were truly gentle giants. BYC has an entire section on Jersey Giants at https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/jersey-giant. You should consider getting some more hens to go with that rooster. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As he matures, your rooster will become very hard physically on your hen, over-breeding her, biting and plucking the feathers from her neck and back, battering her, and potentially, seriously injuring her. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Are your Jersey Giants black or white?
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. mikestepp

    mikestepp New Egg

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    Thanks. Bought them, very pretty chickens & easy going. Just don't know much about them. I have turkeys-barred rock and pigmy goats
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your Jersey Giants! They're usually docile, hardy birds.
     
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  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I love my Jersey Giants.

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    Mine came from Cackle Hatchery and have been healthy, easy to get along with, and have a nice rate of lay of light brown eggs.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your two Jersey Giants! They can be very beautiful birds.
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. Good luck with your new duo.
     

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