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NutterlyUts Sun 20-Jul-08 16:18:44

Has anyone got some of these? Are they as good all rounders as some of the sites on google suggest? I'm ultimately looking for a nice breed that lays a decent amount of eggs, but that will also make a good meal once egg production tails off (I know older chickens = tougher, but they'd go in curry/stew etc)

copingvquietly Sun 20-Jul-08 16:21:52


NutterlyUts Sun 20-Jul-08 16:31:40

what's with the dot?

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Mon 21-Jul-08 11:08:14

Have you already asked on the Poultry Forum? - I've noticed several Jersey Giant owners there.

My book says they're quite good layers as well as being a super-heavy table bird! And they can weigh up to 13lbs!! So low perches I think!

NutterlyUts Mon 21-Jul-08 18:00:00

Posted on there too, but after as much info I can, since they are no small undertaking!
Apparently a good cross is JG x light sussex as they lay better and are sex linked!

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