Jersey Giants don't get their due. 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!
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
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