My son just brought me over 5 black Jersey Giant chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ken H, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking for a couple of Jersey Giants for a year or so now. I had zero warning (father's day present) and my brooder is already in use with with some 10 week old ISA Browns, Eee gads!!! I built another brooder quick time. These new chicks are really cute but I hope they are all hens. Here's a picture of the little darlings.

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  2. sequoiacyclist

    sequoiacyclist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...congrats on your Fathers Day present! I have thought about getting some giants too. There is something alluring about having large chickens. [​IMG] Hah!
     
  3. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute! That one in the pic is already looking a tad rooster-ish though :\\
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Lucky you! I'll be looking for black giants come next spring!
     
  5. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see three hens and one roo so far in your pic. [​IMG]
     
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing.....but either way....Congrats..you got a wonderful gift. and besides, you will need a rooster to keep the eggs pure (thinking they will be seperated) and then you can sell us your eggs or baby chickes next year..
     
  7. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on having a son who gives cool gifts! Those a nice looking chicks. Just how giant do Jersey Giants get?
     
  8. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jersey Giant hens average 8-12 lbs. Roosters are bigger. If casterated (made into a capon) the birds can reach 20 lbs.
     
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  9. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    What a great Son!!! I have Jersey Giants, and just adore them! Gentle, not neurotic, excellent layers, ... oo are you in for some fun! Congratulations, and happy Father's Day!!
     
  10. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on you BJGs!!!

    I have a WJG that we picked up as a mystery chick when we got our flock of 10. She is the running fav at my house. Even above the 2 Buff Orpingtons!!
    Your son does give great gifts!
     

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