Jersey Giants

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

  1. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I have 3 JG hatchery hens. Not any bigger than a hatchery orpington.
    All of them can very easily clear a 6' fence.
     
  2. PenguinsCraft

    PenguinsCraft Formal Chicken

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    JGs are one of my favorite breeds. I currently have 96 that I am raising up.
     
  3. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    Please tell me why you like them so much. I have had no experience with them. In fact, to my knowledge I have never even seen one. However, it is my intention to get a few this spring primarily for pets and for eggs. I may even get a few caponized. I am planning to get them because from what I have read they are big gentle chickens that are easy to keep in. Any comments? Anything to add? Anything I should know?
     
  4. PenguinsCraft

    PenguinsCraft Formal Chicken

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    They are the Great Danes of chickens. Big birds that are sweet and gentle. I have never had a mean JG rooster. Never have had one that got aggressive with my children. I have had an aggressive rooster of other breeds. We have over the years raised Salmon Faverolles, Buff Orpingtons, Welsummers, Silkies, and several other breeds. Jerseys are the big gentle giants.
     

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