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Baby Chicks: Black Jersey Giant
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Jersey Giants 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!
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- Due to Rhode Island state law, the minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12.