Jersey Giant chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gryeyes, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    DANG. Good quality JG chicks (from Wynette!) grow FAST and get BIG fast! I can hardly believe my six JG chicks are only 5 weeks old. Well, except that their feathering is consistent with their age. They're just BIG and TALL.

    They are going to tower over the feed store BJG I bought "for comparison" before I received the eggs from which these hatched. The feed store BJG is several weeks older - out in the yard ranging with a LB and five Olive Eggers with which they were brooded - and these six JGs are rapidly outgrowing the brooder. Luckily they all like each other [​IMG] so they aren't fighting over space. They just stand up and can almost look over the edge of the brooder already...

    I have 1 black, 2 blues, and 3 splash JG chicks.

    This is a picture of them a couple of weeks ago.
  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    They are beautiful! Cute cute cuties! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. nurturingnaturally

    nurturingnaturally In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2010
    Cute! Do you have a recent pic for comparison?
  4. theFox

    theFox Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Jersey Giants rarely get into squabbles, they are very easy going.

    I've watched the smaller birds run mine around all of the time.

    When they do get fed up, they quickly put the offender in its place and go right back to being docile. This usually surprises the little antagonizing birds and they go bother another bird.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    These hatched on 9/24/10, so they're exactly one month old, today.

    .Not happy about the flashy thing.

    They huddle really well!

    Is she DONE yet with the flashy thing?

    YOU tell her off, willya? That thing is bright!

    Here's a little better look at how the splash chicks are feathering.

    And the splashes are much more brave than the darker chicks!

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