Jersey giant chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SmallFlocker207, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. SmallFlocker207

    SmallFlocker207 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got 23 jersey giant chicks two weeks ago today and i was wondering when they will be FULLY FEATHERED. they already have some feathers.
     
  2. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most breeds take about 6 weeks to be fully feathered. Not sure if JG's are different or not.
     
  3. Maybe in like 6 - 8 weeks or so.
     
  4. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    what color? which breeder or hatchery?
     
  5. SmallFlocker207

    SmallFlocker207 Out Of The Brooder

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    Black, and Meyer hatchery
     
  6. beowulf1877

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    I have 15 coming by weeks end. From what I understand JG are slow growers. 8-10 weeks for feathers. And they take up to 6-8 months to start laying and typically don't reach full maturity till 2 years. Again I am new as well and I am basing this on my research of the Internet. As we all know everything on the net is 100% accurate. :D
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some JG. They are about 6 months old now. I think they feathered out in the same time frame as others did. My roos didn't start crowing until 18 weeks. Some of my hens started laying about 2 weeks ago.

    I have blues and splashes. I got mine from a local breeder. I lost several to predators, mostly a neighbor's dogs [​IMG] Currently I have 2 roos and 8 hens. The hens are as big as my BO hens. The roos are huge. I'm hoping some may go broody. I do have 1 that stays in the nest for a good part of the day when laying so hopefully she'll go broody.
     

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