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 Songster

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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

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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

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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 Premium Member

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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