Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by billrey, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. billrey

    billrey Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for informtion from those that either have or have had Jersey Giants (JG). I have read on a few different breed sites that the JG is an easy going variety, but I am wondering how they do in the colder regions, are they big feed consumers in the winter, do they really get as big as the say, and how do they get along with other chicken varieties? Thanks and I look forward to your comments.
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I cant tell you how they do in extreme cold weather but I can say mine did fine last year and it got down to 14 degrees for weeks here. They dont really consume any more than other large breeds birds just need extra protein. They are very layed back and docile. My largest rooster is 32 inches tall and he weighs 17 pounds. My biggest hen weighs over 12 pounds at last check. It does take a full 2 years to get to their full potential but they are great birds.
     

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