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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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