Cackle Hatchery®

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

Sold out of all chicks until February 2014. Supplies and Gifts still available.

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 Black Jersey Giants  


 Art Print of Black Jersey Giant Chicken Rooster and Hens  Credit: Watts Publishing

Art Print of Black Jersey Giant Chicken Rooster and Hens  Credit: Watts Publishing  

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Rooster

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Rooster

 Day old Jersey Black Giant chicks

Day old Black Jersey

 Giant chicks

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Rooster

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Rooster

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Hen

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Hen

Black Jersey Giant Chicken


Black Jersey Giant Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Black Jersey Giant Chicken Breed Information:

The Black Jersey Giant Chicken was originated in Burlington County in the State of New Jersey during the 1880's.  A good heavy breed however, slower to grow than some breeds before surpassing them in weight and size. They are slow to mature and have a poor feed/weight conversion, which explains why they aren’t popular as a commercial broiler, although they were popular in the late 1800’s for chickens for meat. It is the largest of the dual purpose chicken and eventually  excels as a meat chicken and a fairly good laying hen.  When grown the black feathers take on a green sheen within the black color.  These chickens were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1922 and both varieties (whites and blacks) are noted for willow colored or nearly black legs and toes. We offer this chicken breed in a production line and not a show line. This chicken breed is found on chicken breed charts and chicken egg charts for laying a large brown egg. Cackle Hatchery®  offers these baby chickens for sale and we hope you like our facts about chickens. Click on the video above to see one of our young flocks of Black Jersey Giants.

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: American

  • Weights -   Hen-----10 lbs             Rooster------13 lbs
                       Pullet---9  lbs              Cockerel----11 lbs

  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: Egg laying and meat production 

  • Egg Shell Color - Brown 

  • Egg Production - 180-260 eggs per year. (*estimates only, see FAQ)

  • Country of Origin - United States (New Jersey)

  • APA: -Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC: -Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.

  • Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” Developing our bloodline or strain of production type Black Jersey Giants since 1979. (non exhibition type)

Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them  or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”
Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age  You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total.



Breed  Group QTY Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Black Jersey Giant Straight Run 5 2.80 14.00
Black Jersey Giant Straight Run 10 2.65 26.50
Black Jersey Giant Straight Run 15 2.40 36.00
Black Jersey Giant Straight Run 25 2.25 56.25
Black Jersey Giant Straight Run 50 2.10 105.00
Black Jersey Giant Straight Run 100 1.90 190.00
Black Jersey Giant Pullets 5 3.05 15.25
Black Jersey Giant Pullets 10 3.00 30.00
Black Jersey Giant Pullets 15 2.85 42.75
Black Jersey Giant Pullets 25 2.60 65.00
Black Jersey Giant Pullets 50 2.45 122.50
Black Jersey Giant Pullets 100 2.25 225.00
Black Jersey Giant Cockerels 1-9 2.00 2.00

Black Jersey Giant Cockerels 10 1.65 16.50
Black Jersey Giant Cockerels 15 1.45 21.75
Black Jersey Giant Cockerels 25 1.35 33.75
Black Jersey Giant Cockerels 50 1.20 60.00
Black Jersey Giant Cockerels 100 1.05 105.00


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