This chicken is supersized! The Jersey Giant, as its name implies, was developed in New Jersey and is a true giant of the chicken world. Although created as a dual-purpose fowl (valued for both meat and eggs), it isn't used on commercial farms because it takes 6 months for them to grow to full size, whereas commercial strains can reach their desired size as early as 5 weeks of age. The Jersey Giant is good-natured and hens are decent brown egg layers.
Very Heavy (8+ lbs)
Officially recognized colors: Black and White. Unofficial: Blue, Splash
Suitability to Backyard Life:
Bears confinement well
Docile and easygoing