Jersey Giants?

Evelyn Walker

Songster
Apr 3, 2019
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Florida
Anyone have Jersey Giants? I recently purchased a few, and I'm really curious about how many eggs they would lay weekly...all I can find is that they lay a "medium" number of eggs, can anyone get a little more specific? :)

TIA!
 

FortCluck

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Sep 9, 2019
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Anyone have Jersey Giants? I recently purchased a few, and I'm really curious about how many eggs they would lay weekly...all I can find is that they lay a "medium" number of eggs, can anyone get a little more specific? :)

TIA!
They lay 150-200 eggs per year and their eggs are a large size. I have two Jersey Giant roosters, they were supposed to be pullets, but the hatchery messed our order up which I was fine with.

If you base it off 200, it would be almost 4 eggs a week for 52 weeks, but they slow down laying in winter. So say 1-3 eggs a week in winter and 3-7 in the spring through fall.
 

Acre4Me

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Nov 12, 2017
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We have 1 female that is 19 months old. She is around 3-4 per week (at most) when laying. She stopped in Feb 2019 and I’m pretty sure she hasn’t laid since. But, too much attention by rooster (bare patch under wings and a scab) followed by hot weather, then a crop issue. Possibly a molt in there too. So, interested to see if she picks back up. They need shade as they are a very heavily feathered breed. So if you are in a hot area, plan for this: shade/breeze/pan of cool water or similar to cool feet.

we have 1 more female (straight run of 4, got 1F+2M+1chick died). They are 13 weeks old, so won’t see eggs for awhile.
 

Evelyn Walker

Songster
Apr 3, 2019
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Florida
We have 1 female that is 19 months old. She is around 3-4 per week (at most) when laying. She stopped in Feb 2019 and I’m pretty sure she hasn’t laid since. But, too much attention by rooster (bare patch under wings and a scab) followed by hot weather, then a crop issue. Possibly a molt in there too. So, interested to see if she picks back up. They need shade as they are a very heavily feathered breed. So if you are in a hot area, plan for this: shade/breeze/pan of cool water or similar to cool feet.

we have 1 more female (straight run of 4, got 1F+2M+1chick died). They are 13 weeks old, so won’t see eggs for awhile.
Thank you!
 

Acre4Me

Crowing
Nov 12, 2017
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We got them from a feed store; they source from Ideal.

That's a beautiful bird!
Thanks! I think he may be molting as his tail is less feathered than usual. The female isn’t so picturesque right now, but I think her bare patches are filling in as it is hard to see bare skin anymore.

ours came from a smaller hatchery in Ohio - Eagle Nest Poultry.
 

AJWells

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Nov 24, 2019
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I have a total of 7 Jersey Giant roosters in 3 different flocks. My main breeding flock is fenced off with 3 roosters and 9 hens, but I plan to get to about 20 hens in there. I have 2 bloodlines, 1 I bought hatching eggs online and the other I had shipped as babies.
 

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