White Jersey Giants

hangemhorns

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May 14, 2008
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Hi i was just wondering if anybody had any information or has raised these beasts....what should i look for when buying them....
 

Schultz

CluckN'Crow Farm
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
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We have the black JG's and they eat a lot, we have since added mash, that we got free at a local brewery, to their feed to help with feed costs!
 

NYREDS

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They eat a lot & they mature very slowly. The males don't really finish out untill they are well over a year old & the females are late layers. They are also amazing looking birds & you'll hear a lot of "I didn't know chickens got that big".
All this assumes you buy quality stock. I've seen some hatchery "Giants" that were smaller than Australorps. They only place I know of that sells chicks that are from well bred birds is Sandhill Preservation Center.
 

Blisschick

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Feb 20, 2007
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I have only one white left, and she's been a reliable layer. I don't know where she was bought from, since I got her as a pullet, but she's a huge girl. They do mature slowly, the males not fully mature until about 18 mos. My girls didn't start laying until they were about 9 months old.
 

NYREDS

Crowing
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Jan 14, 2008
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I was referencing well bred Giants & specifically noted the difference between them & hatchery bred birds. No offence but those black birds on your website aren't true Giants.
 

Schultz

CluckN'Crow Farm
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
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Indianapolis
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Um, yes. Yes they are! If you went and looked at our pics you are seeing babys! Even at 7 months old they are bigger than our fully grown large fowl buff orpingtons. Our BJG roo is twice their size at only 7 months. I wasn't trying to shoot down your "facts" I am only saying that I am proud of our birds developement this far and their early laying.
 
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Teach97

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11 Years
Nov 12, 2008
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Hangem - I thought I had you all fixed on this issue. Give some advice and folks just won't take it!
 

hangemhorns

Songster
11 Years
May 14, 2008
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Morrison
thanks for all the information guys...got 26 and they have willow shanks.....their eye coloring seems to be dark brown to completely black...thanks again for all the help
 

TammyTX

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
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I'm going to start another thread because my BJG look a little different...maybe I got something else instead?
 

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