Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cassie, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    Anybody here have Jersey Giants? I am thinking about getting some chicks next year. I know they are big. I was wondering how athletic they are. Will they fly over a four foot fence?
     
  2. Mine seem to behave pretty well as far as fences. I only have 2 Jersey Giant roosters and they barely leave the ground. If you want, tomorrow I could try chasing them and see how high they fly?
     
  3. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    Aww, don't do that! Well, they are your chickens, so it doesn't really matter. I just personally can't STAND it when little kids (or big ones!) chase my pullets/hens. It makes me seethe inside because I worked so hard to tame them! But then again, because my goal is to have good layers--but mostly friendly pet chickens--then I don't like most people doing things with them anyways... I'm just kind of greedy/protective with my animals, lol. :p
     
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  4. 7chickma

    7chickma In the Brooder

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    My JG girls have only gotten maybe 3 feet when their feathers grow out (we clip a wing).
     
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  5. I get what you mean :) mine are both roosters with attitude, I usually have to chase them around with the hose anyway when they start acting up on me. I'd never do it to my good behaving hens
     
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  6. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    Please don't do that. The reason I was asking this. I have a small chicken house with a run that is raccoon and hawk safe. Adjacent to it is a fair sized pen enclosed by field fencing. I would like to allow the big chickens to run around in this larger pen during the day. I would lock them up at night for their own safety. I was just wondering if this pen would hold them. I am hoping it would.
     
  7. Don't worry, they're bratty ;) I wouldn't do it if they behaved their boundaries. I just use the hose.

    I have field fencing surrounding my place, and so far my Jersey Giants haven't crossed over. My big Brahmans used to when I owned them though, I don't know how closely they compare
     
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  8. Better Than Rubies

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    Oh, yeah, you did say they are both roosters! Lol. That's good that you're not scared of them and don't let them chase you...that's a lot of people's problems with mean roosters, I feel like. :p
     
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  9. I love my Roos and I wouldn't want them to be someone else's problem, so I try to do my best to whip 'em into shape.(not literally lol) :D I think I'm improving on getting them to respect my space, they're still trying sneaking up behind me though. Maybe I should wear spiked leather pants :lol: that'll teach em
    I wish they'd take after my Lav Orphington, he is the best rooster I've ever had!
     
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  10. Dharmachick

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    I have a Jersey Giant. She is a big, kind, stay on the ground sort of girl. She even roosts on the lower roosts in the coop. Lovely breed.
     

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