6-Week-Olds: Black Jersey Giants

Black Jersey Giant (rooster!)
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Started pullets are for people who don't have the time, equipment or ability to care for chicks, or who are just too anxious for some fresh backyard eggs to start with chicks. Another wonderful benefit is that our juveniles are sexed twice, once at hatch and again at 6 weeks, which reduces your chance of ending up with roosters! Our six-week started pullets are floor-raised and socialized with humans, vaccinated for Marek's disease, and their beaks are intact--we never trim.

Jersey Giants don't get their due. We prefer to think of them as "Gentle Giants." Ours are docile and just gorgeous, with pretty, big eyes and beautiful proportions. While they are larger than most, they're not obviously out of place roaming around in a mixed flock. This breed was developed in New Jersey as a dual-purpose fowl (valued for both meat and eggs). It isn't used on commercial farms because it takes a good seven 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 layers of brown eggs. Consider adding one to your flock and helping to keep this heritage breed going strong!

All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail.

**Please do not immediately turn your started pullets out with an existing flock. Read why, here.

These pullets will be vaccinated for Marek's disease and will be 6 weeks old when shipped.