Jersey Giants From A Hatchery?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Morgan's_Silkie_Parade, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Morgan's_Silkie_Parade

    Morgan's_Silkie_Parade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would that go?
    Do they sell okay quality?
    Which one sells the best?
    when do they sell?
    i want to get some for my lil sis.
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The JGs I got from Ideal and Privett were disappointing. Never made much size.

    The birds I got from Sandhill were pretty nice for the size they made but probably wouldn't win a show. Still, I was happy with them.
     
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    My lone JG from McMurray is 7 months old and isn't much bigger than my black stars. It's honestly pretty hard to tell them apart.

    She's much friendlier though than the black stars.
     
  4. Morgan's_Silkie_Parade

    Morgan's_Silkie_Parade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmm.... well this is turning out dissappointing.....
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Seriously, good show/breeder quality JG's aren't that expensive. . . Wynette here on BYC has eggs available from some very nice Jersey Giants, and they get HUGE. Hers are Blue, Black, and Splash. (Hatcheries don't even offer those colors - except black)
     
  6. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    echoinghills from Ohio also has BJGs. I had gotten hatching eggs from her this summer. Vey nice lady, good hatching rate.

    Jen
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I'd say go with a recomended breeder. I bought from several hatcheries and the color and shape was ok, but size was way off. Then again I bought from a breeder that wasn't any better. I'll be looking for new stock myself in the spring.
     
  8. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had gotten a BJG *pullet* this spring that turned out to be a roo. I gave him away when he was about 5 mos old. He was up to the middle of my thigh when I gave him away. Sadly he died a couple of mos after I gave him away. The lady said she had lost 8 other chickens and her neighbor had lost 6. If I would have kept him, he would still be alive [​IMG] She said she thought he had equine encepholitis (sp?). Can chickens get a HORSE disease? I think he came from MT Healthy hatchery.

    Jen
     

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