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About Jersey Giant ChickensAbout Jersey Giant Chickens

JerseyrnGiant weighs in as the largest purebred chicken in the world. The weight of maturernroosters is 11 to 15 pounds and they are usually 22 to 26 inches tall. Mature hens 9 to 11 pounds and usually 16 to 20 inches tall - however;  the image shown here is very inaccurate.

Unfortunately, it takes six months for the Jersey Giant to grow itsrngiant skeleton and another three months before it has sufficient bulk forrnbutchering. Their slow maturation rate makes them unviable for commercial meatrnproduction. Jersey Giants lay three extra-large, brown eggs a week. They willrnbrood chicks; however, their massive size often leads to crushed eggs orrnchicks. In spite of their size, Jersey Giants fit well into a small farmrnsetting. They have a hardy constitution for cold.rnrn 

rnrnJersey Giantrnchickens have a docile disposition. The roosters show less aggression thanrnother breeds. Jersey Giants tame easily, eat out of a human hand, and runrntoward a person for a good petting. They do well in confinement. Jersey Giantsrnmake great pets; however, small children may feel intimated by their size.rnrn 

rnrnThernAmerican Poultry Association (APA) recognizes the Black, White, and Blue JerseyrnGiant. The most common Jersey Giant, The Black, has a solid black plumage withrna green hue. They have a large red comb of the single configuration, medium redrnwattles, and medium red earlobes. Black Jersey Giants have a yellow carcassrncovered by their plumage but visible on the bottom of their slate gray feet.rnThe Whites look like the Blacks except they have white feathers and yellowrnlegs. Blue Jersey Giants, just recently accepted by the APA, have grayish bluernfeathers with a dark lacing and black hackles.rnrn 

rnrnJerseyrnGiants need more space in every category including the entrance hole to therncoop. Make perches and nesting boxes big enough to accommodate adult fowl.rnJersey Giants like to forage. Provide them room to roam. You can use a lowrnfence as Jersey Giants have little ability or inclination to fly. Give yourrnchickens plenty of good layer food. Limited food can limit their development.rnAs mentioned above, Jersey Giants can accidentally smash or trample brood. Usernan incubator. Jersey Giants typically take an extra day or two to hatch. Bernpatient.


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