FOCUSING ON QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Experience, Dedication, and Love for the Breed
Jersey Giants that grow up to be cherished companions, great layers, & potential winners!
Breeding for the Betterment of the Breed without mass Production.
We are not a hatchery and do not offer other breeds of chickens other then QUALITY nicely laced Blues, Blacks, and Splash Jersey Giants
Update: Due to the Avian Flu scare across the USA, we are not allowing any individuals to come to our farm to pick up birds, but if interested we can meet you off of Exit 19 in Henryville, IN 47126 or we can meet you in Scottsburg 47170 at a selected time. Thank you for your understanding.
Our PayPal buttons ARE currently available. It has been a pleasure to work with everyone and we have had a very successful hatching season in 2016.
If interested please fill out a questionaire through our website along with your order.
It is highly important that you view these pages before taking the time to fill out the Questionaire. READ OVER the PRICE LIST AND TERMS FIRST BEFORE DOING QUESTIONAIRE making sure you are in agreement. This form cuts down on the number of emails that are sent back and forth. The questionaire is only for future buyers and/or buyers that have purchased in the past. A person needs to be precise as to the colors, sex, & quality desired.
The price of birds depends on if you want a pet, breed, or show potential birds.
PLEASE NOTE; We DO NOT share your information along with Email addresses
with any individuals.
IMPORTANT information on COPYRIGHTS and purchasing from other breeders is at the very bottom of this page............
BREEDING QUALITY JERSEY GIANTS IS OUR FOCUS
What started as a hobby in raising Jersey giants & providing fresh eggs for the family has now gained popularity in the chicken world. Folks are wanting a breed of chicken that is gentle, excellent 4-H projects, and a breed that is dual purpose providing fresh eggs and/or meat for the family. Maria's Jersey Giants are very competitive in local 4-H shows and are doing some winning in the American Poultry Association (APA) shows.
Having our own flock to lay the most healthiest eggs for our family has always been important. Because we have feed to purchase and other expenses that go along with raising healthy quality chickens we do ask more for our birds. Our flock has a life long history having taken over the flock as a child back in 1977.
We breed for the betterment of the breed and do not mass produce.
Breeding nicely laced blues is what we are known for throughout the USA. We also offer "quality" splash and black Jersey giants. Our birds have become very popular as seen in past issues of Backyard Poultry Magazine, Hobby Farms, and Chickens Magazine issues.
I am very excited to be featured in the March/April 2017 Chickens Magazine .
Thank you Roger Sipe and Kristina Mercedes Urquhart for this amazing opportunity! Maria Hall
Dark laced Blue Jersey Giants from a January 5, 2015 hatch
The beautiful gentle Blue Jersey Giant cockerel exhibits excellent lacing. This big boy is pictured in the Backyard Poultry Magazine -Dec/Jan. 2012 issue. Cocks usually are 15+ lbs at maturity and hens weighing 8-10 lbs. One lady reported that the cock purchased at one year of age later weighed 23 pounds at 2-3 years of age. Now that is one big bird! I wished I could have seen it at maturity. The summer of 2013 we got an excellent report of one of our baby chicks sold in Feb. 2013 was 13 lbs and she won big time at the County Fair.
Jersey giants are socialable birds and make not only good pets, but also fine 4-H projects. Several of our birds have won at APA shows as well. We have excellent reports on our birds from very pleased customers that marvel how healthy the birds and how much bigger they are in comparison to hatchery birds.
Our Jersey Giants all roost and jump off the roost without any difficulty. Our Jersey Giants are carefully selected for joint strength in legs. Having strong legs and proper structure is what is necessary to support their large growing bodies. Jersey Giants are slower to mature so therefore it takes 2-3 years for them to fully mature. While Jersey Giants might lay as early as 5-6 months, do not expect your pullet eggs to be of full size until full maturity is reached. Our nest box measure about 14 inches x 14 inches allowing pleanty of room for them to lay their eggs.
CHECK OUT OUR PRICE LIST FIRST AND THEN IF YOU ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE PRICES proceed with filling out our QUESTIONAIRE FORM when inquiring about our Jersey Giants. By doing this we can better know your needs and serve you as quickly as possible. Check out the FAQ pages and Poultry Terms to see if your questions might be answered there before emailing.
I try to make an effort to reply to all emails. Some emails end up n the spam box or lost in cyberspace. In effort to avoid possible miscommunications please call if you have any questions and/or do not understand an email and/or text messages. Our 15 yr old daughter does take few calls for me if I am not available, otherwise I do not have employees so therefore I require a little flexbility as I juggle family, dr. appts. If you have not heard back from us within 2 days of your phone call, please try to contact us again. Everyone has busy lives and we sometimes get into phone tag. If this occurs please email us or text us back or call us no earlier than 10 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
Eggs that are categorized as large size in a grocery store would be our medium size eggs. Expect eggs to increase in size as a pullet matures. Jersey Giants take up to 2-3 years to reach full maturity.
Black Jersey Giant cock from 2013 hatch
Splash Jeresey Giant cock from 2012 spring hatch
Beautiful 6 month old Black Jersey Giant pullet from Spring 2013 hatch.
Photo by Maria Hall
Photos on 9-13-13 by Maria Hall:
Above: 6 month old nicely laced Blue pullet.
Our Aussie named Ellie passes through our beautiful Blue Jersey Giant flock.
Blanca (White German Shepherd cross) shows a surprised look as she meets eye to eye with the Black Jersey Giant cock. It is like she is saying, "oh I did not know you were there!" Jersey Giants adapt well with other animals and people . We do not have any mean Jersey Giants on the farm. The giants lay beautiful medium to dark brown eggs. They are on medium to large in size.
Very handsome blue Jersey Giant Cockerel & the lighter bird is not quite a splash, but has been referred to as almost a "Self Blue" or Silver looking cockerel.
Black Jersey Giant pullets check out their winnings at the Scott County Fair. The black Jersey giant pullet is so curious............I believe the Black Jersey Giant notices the small chicken on the trophy!
Beautiful nicely laced Blue Jersey Giant hens. Photograph taken by Maria Hall.
Going back in time:
A picture from the early 1990's : Maria Hall holds a Splash rooster hatched from eggs that were purchased from Wilson Fields of Nebraska. Wilson was a good friend of Golda Millers. Both Golda Miller and Wilson are deceased.
WHAT CAN OUR GIANTS DO FOR YOU?
Provide you with fresh brown eggs and meat, something to be proud of, companionship, winning potential in both APA and 4H shows, and yes .....
The Jersey Giants are great to have in your backyard providing you with both tick & mosquito protection.
Amazingly our Newfoundland dogs do not even have ticks on them. The Jersey Giants along with Guineas our free range and are great to have in your backyard providing you with both tick & mosquito protection. We also think they eat baby snakes as we rarely see a snake on the place:)
CELL PHONE: (502) 548-1075 -Texting is best to use verses trying to leave a voice mail messages. It is sometimes hard to hear the details of the voice mail. I can better assist you if a questionaire is completed and when sending a text message it is appreciatd if you can include your full name, state, and what your interest are.
WE ACCEPT POSTAL MONEY ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO MARIA HALL. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF PAYMENT IS ON THE WAY SO WE KNOW TO BE EXPECTING IT. WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYPAL PAYMENTS. YOU CAN USE A CREDIT CARD THROUGH PAYPAL. I ONLY RECEIVE A TRANSACTION ID NUMBER AND DO NOT SEE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER.
Which egg do you think is from our Jersey Giants and which egg is from the store???
The egg to the left has a brighter orange color and looks more healthy. This egg is from our Jersey Giants!!Notice the Jersey Giant egg is not as runny as the store bought egg on the right. Typically an egg that has been kept in cold storage longer as the one to the right have a tendency to be thinner consistency verses the Jersey Giant egg to the left holds its shape together. Many people can see the difference in farm fresh eggs verses store bought eggs. One lady reports that her pancakes and cakes are not the same when she uses store bought eggs!!! The healthier thicker white and yolks of my eggs make her baked goods rise much better not to mention the bright yellow color makes it rich.
It makes good sense to have your own backyard flock to provide consistent fresh eggs for the family. It is nice to know where your eggs and/or meat have come from by controlling what they eat without the influence of growth hormones. Many store boughten items are often recalled due to Listeria and/or Salmonella. It is time for consumers to start looking out for themselves and their families.
Our son won 6 trophies at Clark County Fair in 2008.
Nicely laced Blue Jersey Giant hen in 2005.
Our daughter admires a blue Jersey Giant chick,
A gorgeous Splash Jersey Giant cockerel. Photo fall of 2016. This boy is only six months old! Yes he is still a baby yet, but will continue to grow and fill out till he is 2 + years! Don't be intimidated by their size becasue they are Gentle Giants! Photo taken 11/2016.
Above: Gorgeous Blue Laced hen- 11/2016
I have worked on achieving nice laced birds since 1977. With the guidance of my dear grandmother Louise McGuire she showed me what to look for and which birds to keep. In the early 1990's I was in contact with Golda Miller by both by telephone and by mail as I shared my Giant photos with her. I was able to acquire hatching eggs directly from her as well,
A beautiful Splash Jersey Giant Hen !
Have you heard the latest? Yes for the first time in the history of Maria's Jersey Giants we have an all Splash breeding pen whereby we can offer more Splash to customers ! Also we will have an all black breeding pen as well. These matings will be offered at least for the March and April hatches in 2017.
Copyright 2015- NO PHOTOS AND/OR ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE ARE TO BE USED AND/OR QUOTED NOR IS THE NAME MARIA HALL AND/OR MARIA'S JERSEY GIANTS ARE TO BE MENTIONED WHILE IN THE SELLING OF BIRDS AND/OR HATCHING EGGS THROUGH FORUMS, ADS, AND/OR AUCTIONS. My reputation is most important and Maria's Jersey Giants has NO control of the future breeding programs set forth by past customers nor do we have anything to do with the type of business that is conducted whether it be ethical or unethical. UNLESS WE KNOW YOU VERY WELL AND THERE IS TRUST ESTABLISHED WITH YOUR BREEDING PROGRAM WE WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT SWAP BIRDS AND/OR EGGS. THERE IS TOO MUCH JUNK BEING PRODUCED OUT THERE AND WE DO NOT WANT ANY PART OF IT. TOO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE SAY THEY HAVE SO AND SO'S BIRDS AND LET ME JUST SAY IT IS NOT THE SAME UNLESS YOU PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE ITSELF !!!!! WHILE A BREEDER USES THE APA STANDARDS AS AN AIDE IN SELECTION OF FUTURE BREEDERS .........EACH OF US AS BREEDERS ESTABLISH OUR OWN STANDARDS........AS WE KNOW SOME BREEDERS HAVE HIGHER STANDARDS THAN OTHERS. This is what establishes the quality produced by good breeders and the qualities of those that have lower standards producing QUANTITY OVER QUALITY and by producing numerous types of breeds. We breed only QUALITY splash, blacks, and nicely laced blue Jersey Giants with exceptionally nice lacing! Please note that our baby chicks come from quality BREEDER AND APA Quality birds, however with this being said we can not guarantee "Show" birds. Expect to have possible pet, breeder, and our APA show bird types just as the case if you are raising any other species. Some birds will turn out nicer than others.
NO OTHER BREEDS RAISED HERE.
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