Jersey Giant

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SMonroe1990, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. SMonroe1990

    SMonroe1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got a Jersey Giant chick with my chick order that came in on Tuesday of last week. I have seen pictures on google of approximate size, but I don't know if all these pictures are real. I was hoping someone out there may be able to post a picture of a Jersey Giant hen in comparison to another hen or object so I can get a rough size for these birds. The size doesn't bother me, actually it was one of the things that made me want one. Also if someone can tell me about how many eggs they get from there Jersey Giant also that would be fantastic. Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never had a Jersey Giant, but I've heard all good things about their laying!
    I know that they CAN (but don't usually) get as big as 20 pounds!
     
  3. SMonroe1990

    SMonroe1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard around 10lbs for hens. I just want to know their size compared to a hen of another breed. They are just so fascinating looking and I couldn't help myself but get one. I also knew they weren't going to be as good a layer as the golden buff or australorp I got but still needed one. I don't know what I would do with a 20lb chicken! It would definitely make a wonderful dinner when it was done laying for me. I keep telling my DH that if any of the six I ordered turns out to be a roo I want it to be the JG.
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. I was just thinking about how big a JG would look beside my Silkie!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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  6. SMonroe1990

    SMonroe1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I knew they matured slowly I was just really curious how big the hens got. All I seemed to find on google was pictures of roosters. Thank you for posting that
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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