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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggCentric, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will never again have Jersey Giants. There are 6 out there, and out of 6, I get, at most, two eggs a day. Usually just one, sometimes none. They get everything they need nutritionally, I think they are just poor producers. I got them for eggs, I don't eat chickens.

    So I just have 6 freeloaders.
     
  2. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe if you got out in the coop with a friend you can casually mention that chickens that don't produce get eaten. That might change your mind LOL [​IMG]

    If they really are not producing you might trying putting them on craiglist for someone looking for a pet chicken.
     
  3. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have threatened them with eating them, even explained how to make chicken and dumplings to them. Didn't work. I've heard from a few other people that have JG's that theirs aren't producing any better.
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Yeah, I think they're pretty notorious for being eating machines with not much return on the dollar!
     
  5. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter came home last summer with 2 giants last year. They were about 4 weeks old. They laid for about 2 months when they were 21 weeks. But thats about it. Now they are "freeloaders" as you say. Maybe an egg or two once in a while from them.
     
  6. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Black Jersey Giant that I have had for almost 2 years now and she lays on the average about one egg every other day.
     

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