Jersy Giant owners

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AtRendeAcres, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have an oppurtunity to get some JG day olds & I was wondering

    how much they eat ((everything I read says they are not econmical eaters)) & with feed going up it is a concern
    I hear they have great personalities is this true?
    do they breed well
    &
    anything else you can tell me

    Joanne
     
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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    I have had 2 for about 3 years and I just got day old chicks in May at that time I got 2 more. They are very calm not loud and great layers. I am not sure about the feed question as they are also in with other breeds.
     
  3. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raise both the Black and the White Giants. They are very friendly and all run up to us when we are outside. They are huge and forage well in the yard. They are beautiful animals and you will enjoy them !!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When I ordered chicks I got two for hooligan (a BYC member); one of which was a JG. Although I only had her for a few days I was impressed by her spunk. hooligan tells me that she has grown into a very loving chicken. I have brahmas, which are also not considered to be economical eaters. I think it's trade-off. You could get a bird with a better feed to egg ratio, but nothing beats these big ol' teddy bears. Plus, my brahmas aren't eating more than I expected them to.
     
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Prudence (BJG) is a big love bug and even tolerates me dressing her up, tho sometimes she acts like something has attacked her and falls over lol
    She sleeps on the couch when we are watching movies and has quite the personality.
    As for the food she is with my SLC so I have no idea how much they eat lol
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I am going to get them!!! [​IMG]

    being they forage well that is 1/2 the battle!
     
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 4 Jersey Giants they seem to be calm and peaceful, they are grazers eating lots of grass we feed them vegetable, zuchinni, bean leaves, corn leaves etc, lots of diffrence types of grains, my wife gets them from were she works, they don't seem to eat that much or more than any of the others.
     
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Here's Prudence in her Disco Dress

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  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    OMG hooligan, when I show that to Keith he's gonna bust a gut laughing! [​IMG]
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Well Baby Lou has a hot pink and white leopard print harness she's so fluffy its hard to see though....

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