Valley Hatchery presents the regal Black Jersey Giant chicks, the aristocrats of the chicken world. These grand birds boast an impressive stature, standing as the largest breed among chickens. Their bold black feathers, kissed with an iridescent sheen in the sunlight, exude an air of elegance and strength. Adaptable to various climates, their size deters predators, making them a secure choice for your coop.
These giants are more than their size; they bring a temperament of gentle calmness, ideal for families with children and other pets. Their inability to fly well is a boon for keepers, allowing them to be housed in open runs. Each hen is a dedicated egg producer, offering 180 to 260 medium brown eggs annually. Males can weigh over 13 pounds, with females averaging around 10 pounds. Living an average of 8 to 12 years, these Black Jersey Giants, recognized by the APA, proudly represent the American Class.
Developed with a noble purpose by John and Thomas Black, the Jersey Giant was originally intended to rival turkeys as the premier poultry meat. Although they didn’t eclipse turkeys, they’ve carved their niche as a distinguished breed. They require time and ample nourishment to reach their majestic size but are worth the wait. Known for their serene nature, the males rarely show aggression, and the hens are commendable for laying large brown eggs, especially prolific in winter months.
Hailing from New Jersey, USA, and recognized by the APA since 1922, these chickens are noted for their willow-colored to nearly black legs and toes. In their early stages, white feathers may appear, but by the 6th month, they boast a stunning, solid black plumage. At Valley Hatchery, each Black Jersey Giant chick arrives with a promise of quality and a guarantee of live arrival, ensuring your journey with these magnificent birds starts on a splendid note.
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