- White Jersey Giant Chicken
The White Jersey Giant chicken was originated in Burlington County in the State of New Jersey during the 1880's. A good heavy breed but slower to grow than some breeds before surpassing them in weight and size. It is the largest of the dual purpose chicken and excels as a meat chicken. These chickens were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1947 and both varieties noted for willow colored or nearly black legs and toes. The chicks are Smokey gray but feather out white.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: American Class
- Weights: Hen----10 lbs Rooster--------13 lbs
Pullet----8 lbs Cockerel-------11 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Egg Shell Color: Brown
- Egg Production: 180-260 eggs per year. (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
- Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- 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 has been developing our bloodline/strain of pure White Jersey Giant Chickens since 1982.
Well worth it! Review by Timothy
Bought 4 Jersey Giants in February 2019. They are definitely GIANTS! The rooster is very protective which is what I wanted. If you are on the fence about buying some, just buy it already before I do! (Posted on 12/6/2019)
White Jersey Giants Review by DOC
I am new to this breed and I just love them! They are beautiful! I ordered all females but ended up with a rooster and I couldn't be happier!! He is big and gorgeous and doing such a great job keeping the girls in line. And he's pretty quiet for a rooster! I will definitely be ordering more in the future! (Posted on 12/6/2019)
Great service Review by Debra C
I’ve always ordered from McMurry Hatchery for 18 years. Had intended to order 50 Jersey Giants but missed the order time So decided to try your company. Very friendly service over the phone and your catalog was excellent info on different breeds. Ist order of black jerseys then 2nd order of white. Black are now laying brown eggs daily. Beautiful breed little skittish at first but now come up to you. Would definitely recommend your hatchery and am now a dedicated buyer. Keep up the great service (Posted on 12/6/2019)
Love this breed! Review by Johnboy
I purchased 3 white hens and 1 white rooster. I was very pleased with Cackle Hatchery’s shipping and quality of the chicks. Excellent! I was concerned that the rooster would be aggressive, but he is very cool! Very beautiful birds and I give Cackle Hatchery 5 starsxxxxx (Posted on 12/5/2019)
Just love my Jersey Giants Review by Okie chicken lady
The Jersey Giants i ordered from you are just over eight months old now. Lost one to a hawk, the rest are all healthy and gentle, and maybe still growing.
They are beautiful birds. Wish i had gotten a rooster, too. (Posted on 12/5/2019)
New Jersey giants Review by Wade
I love them they are a good hearty breed and they are gentle they would make a great pet (Posted on 12/5/2019)
Love the jersey giants Review by DC
Ordered 25 then ordered 25 more. Only lost 1 in transit. Have 6 Roosters rest hens. Great egg layers. Little skittish at first but hens will come to you now Roosters stay couple inches away. Hoping to have a few that will get bigger. Have black and white ones. Black is beautiful (Posted on 12/5/2019)
White Jersey Giants Review by Bartmam
I bought 40 I was sent 43 with vaccination
and I lost one! And it is worth the extra time to feed them out and the best tasting chicken you can eat I think.
We use a instant pot and this chicken makes the best stock it is rich and yellow.
(Posted on 12/4/2019)
Love my Jersey Girls Review by Megan
I’ve had my Jersey Giant hens for nearly 8 months now and I love them! They’re super sweet chickens, but seem a little timid compared to my other breeds. They’re a nice full bodied chicken that lay light brown eggs. (Posted on 12/4/2019)
Smoky and alert Review by michael
Hi I ordered 3 p and 1 rooster. I love Cackle for marking the head of the rooster. I like him a lot, so he is always noticing me, and I will place feed in my hand and he will jump on and eat. Of course the first time I initiated it, but soon after, every time I stick my hand in the brooder, he is noticing, he does like to jump in my palm when I go to the brooder. I received 1 extra, I think. Not sure but I do have another extra chick that looks like the White J Giant. I'll see. (Posted on 5/18/2017)
pretty to be so big Review by rick
pretty chickens (Posted on 6/21/2016)
White Jersey Giant fluke? Review by Amelia Eggheart
I was the proud owner of a White Jersey Giant (WJG) cockerel from Cackle back in April 2015 with my mixed flock of chicks. Unfortunately, his temperament and voice weren't per the standard. He was becoming stunningly beautiful, but with a squeaky, high pitched voice and the poor thing was terrified of everything. Later, it turned out he had a tumor in his throat and died at 8 and a half months.
I'm hoping his condition was a fluke and I will have WJGs from Cackle again, as he really was developing into a beautiful bird and my other birds from Cackle of different breeds are doing very well.
I mentioned this problem to their Facebook account and received a warm and caring response from their customer service. I will update my review with the new WJGs once I've had them a while! (Posted on 3/25/2016)
Website Comment Review by Darrel April 2009
WOW!!! After placing my order, I did the two virtual tours on your website. UNREAL and AMAZING come to mind. You have some kind of operation! Very impressive. I have a small incubator setting in my garage that I'm scared to use for my parrot eggs, and see you guys hatching thousands each week like clockwork is awesome! I wanted to add that ordering on your website was as easy as anything I've done online. I can't wait to receive my order. Thanks again. (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by AJ, North Carolina April 2012
First off, I've been exceeding happy with my chicks, poults and ducklings i received on April 11 from Cackle Hatchery. All were alive when I received them. I'm also extremely pleased with the after delivery service I received. After receiving my shipment, I read on your instructions you shouldn't raise day old/week old ducklings with chicks or poults. When I called I was greeted by a polite and pleasant lady who informed me why you don't raise ducklings with other poultry. And more importantly I want to thank you for hatching healthy chicks, duckling and poults. Also the great before and after service you provide. (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Chicks Review by Peggy Washington April 2013
My chicks arrived today. I am so very happy with them. They arrived no worse for the trip and immediately adjusted to their new surroundings. I've purchased chicks from other online hatcheries and yours seem more "alive" than the others. I'm very happy with them. (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Chicks you sent me Review by Marsha, Iowa July 2010
You sent me some beautiful birds that are either Delawares or Delaware/Hamp cross. Those birds are the biggest so far. And there is a huge pure white female that may be a Jersey Giant. She is also the largest. They are real nice. (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Sigfrido Puerto Rico May 2010
As you can see I live in Puerto Rico. My chicks were sent Wednesday and arrived today Friday. All of them alive and in perfect condition. Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and will definitely will do business again. (Posted on 11/17/2015)