Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willie Pauline, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Willie Pauline

    Willie Pauline New Egg

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    I bought 10 Giants a year ago and blended them with 15 other hens. The Giants have never started laying eggs... Any suggestions?
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] The fact that they have never laid anything seems strange. Do you know how old they are? Perhaps whoever had them got rid of them when they figured they were all laid out, but still, I would think in a year you would have gotten at least a few eggs. Also, even if they were in a molt or molted within a year they should have come out of it. Are they free range? Any chances they could be laying outside or somewhere you can't find the eggs?
    Are you sure they are hens, but again, if they were all roosters you should have a lot of crowing.
    Another thought just crossed my mind. What are you feeding them? What breed are your other hens and they are laying?
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Oh that is very strange that they never have laid an egg. You have some good advice above and what I would ask also.

    I'm very interested to hear your reply to the above questions. Hope you can get this figured out and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    dekel18042 has asked some good questions, maybe the answer is in there.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Willie Pauline, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our community! I agree - answers to the questions posed by dekel need to be answered in order for us to give you proper advice. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You may want to post photos of some of your JG's at "what breed or gender is this." Just to be sure you were sold hens. Maybe they could also tell from photos if they seemed to be OLD birds. Have you contacted the seller and told him ?
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I know that Jersey Giants can be slow to mature, but I certainly don't think they are that slow! You have been asked great questions and been given great advice, so I'll just say hi! :frow
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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