Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Country Guy John, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that Jersey Giants reach full size at a slower rate because of their size, but what I would to know is:

    What is the estimated age will they begin to lay?
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Ours started laying early (small eggs) at around 4-5 months but we have been told it could take as long as 8-9 months. Depends on the bird really. Also, keep in mind, egg production size could take longer. Ours started out small and are right now about a modium size and the girls are 8 months old. We were told that it could take a year or more to have large or jumbo eggs.
     
  3. animal nut

    animal nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that tibit. I just received 1 giant in my last order. I will know now how long until she lays.
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Ours lay everyday without fail and we get some really nice dark chocolate eggs from 2 of them, you will be happy!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine where very slow to lay. The very last of my LF hens to show me an egg. 36+ weeks - may have been longer.
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Wow that's a really long time [​IMG] I'll bet that hen almost became dinner. [​IMG]
     
  7. My NJG hen is over 10 months old and she shows absolutely NO interest in laying an egg.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Which is why there will be no more JG at my house!
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My Jersey Giant hen didn't start laying until she was around 30 wks. old.

    Here's a pic of her! She is a splash and quite lovely I think, but I may just be partial. [​IMG]
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  10. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Guess we were lucky but no more here either, our roo was much too loud (a foghorn without the leghorn) and he fought with our prized roo too much. There's only 1 pet hen that is allowed not to lay!!
     

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