Jersey Giant Chicken
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The Jersey Giant Chicken is a large, calm and docile breed and an American Chicken that originated in New Jersey. Jersey Giant Chickens are the largest of the pure-bred, domestic Chicken breeds. The roosters can average 13 lbs (5.9 kg) and the hens can average 11 lbs (5 kg). Jersey Giant Chickens can be either black or white.

Jersey Giants are sometimes called “The King of Chickens” though they were really meant to be “the poor man’s Turkey.”  They were popular as Broilers (before the Cornish Chicken) but were dropped because they take a while to mature. They spend their early life building bone density and then can add flesh. If you are patient, Jersey Giants might be the breed for you.