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Jersey Giant chicks

Discussion in 'Chicks 1 Day to 8 Weeks Old' started by djdixon, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. djdixon

    djdixon Hatching

    Mar 26, 2018
    I have 3 chicks that are about 1 week old. I got Jersey Giants because of their docile and friendly demeanor. The chicks are so skiddish and frightened all the time. Not what I was used to with my Wyandottes and New Hampshires. Is this normal? Really worried I have made the wrong decision.
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Jan 19, 2018
    SE Wisconsin
    My Coop
    As chicks my BJG were skittish. As adult hens, they have calmed down significantly and I can walk up to them and handle them.
    I wouldn't be too concerned, just handle them as much as you can even if they are skittish.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Jersey Giants are the most friendly birds I've raised. Is the entrance to your brooder from the top or the side? A big hulking person coming from the top will freak out any chick. Always approach from the side and slowly.
  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    I have one, and she was skittish at first. As an adult, she's quite friendly and comes when I call the girls for treats. Not all of my girls come, but my brahmas and my BJG do.

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