- Mar 6, 2011
My husband and I really want to start a small flock and TSC is having their chick days. They had black Jersey Giants, cornish X and some other commercial breed I had never heard of. When we got there though they were out of the Giants, which is what we were going to get. We got the brooder stuff and got it all ready and will go back Monday for the chicks when they have more. Are Jersey Giants a nice breed? We were looking for docile, easy to handle birds because my almost 4 yr old and nearly 7 yr old will be helping care for them. Is a really big rough tote with pine shavings a good brooder? We got a brooder heat lamp and the feeder and waterer too. As far as breeds go I really wanted to get some rocks or australorps but the Jersey Giants seem fine too. Can you guys give me some tips on caring for them properly? I want them to be healthy and happy.