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Black Giants
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
BLGC Males $2.11 $1.86 $1.81 $1.54 $1.45 $1.35 Sold Out
BLGP Females $3.22 $2.97 $2.89 $2.81 $2.76 $2.69 Sold Out
BLGS Straight Run $2.82 $2.57 $2.51 $2.43 $2.40 $2.36 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: American
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: excellent
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: best
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: good
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: somewhat likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 13 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 10 lbs
ALBC Priority: watch

This is the original Jersey Giant developed in New Jersey in the late 19th century by crossing several of the large, dark Asiatic breeds. It is a super heavy bird even a little larger than the whites. It's black plumage has a beautiful green sheen, the eyes are dark brown, shanks and toes are black except for yellow skin showing on the bottoms of the feet. With the straight red comb and tremendous size it makes an unusually handsome variety for exhibition. Hens are good layers of brown eggs and especially persistent through cold weather. Baby chicks are mostly black but do show creamy patches on the underbody, wing tips, and around the face. The white persists in the plumage until final molt of chick feathers takes place. 

As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
Our black giants are our best egg layers - the egg shells are strong and uniform. These are our cleanest birds as well!
I like to tell my chickens apart so over the years I have ordered many different types of chickens. The Jersey Giants are beautiful, friendly, talkative girls. A plain but exquisite black bird. They may be my all time favorite.
My little sister got two of these along with my showbirds. We all teased her about the 10 pound chickens, but they're the sweetest birds ever! They were the first to start laying, and both of them lay every day. Thanks for the great birds!!
We ordered two pullets, and they are the nicest birds ever! They love people and are the friendliest of our flock. They are the prettiest birds ever, black with a green and purple sheen.
Ordered 25 chicks this June with seven Black Giants. All arrived healthy and vigorous. The Black Giants by far are the calmest of the group (Black Giant, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red.) Very impressed with my chicks thus far.
I was given the Black Giants as a gift. They are good pets. I have had them since 2004. Nice big eggs.
I have ordered from McMurray for 2-yrs now, and as last year received my baby Black Giants, Buff Orphington, and Black Australorps in EXCEPTIONAL condition. They are happy and flourishing in their brooder. Thanks to all McMurray staff for another job WELL done. Thanks, Linda Zeagler
I'm gonna start by saying I LOVE YOUR CHICKS! I've been ordering chicks from Murray McMurray for 25 years And will continue ordering them. Mike Lewis
I just received my baby chickens. All are alive and well. My children love them. It is great to be able to get the service I have received from Mcmurray Hatchery. I will tell everyone. Keep up the good work and I will be ordering again. The Black Giants are great.
I have had the best experience with the chicks I have ordered from your hatchery. I will remain a loyal customer for many years to come.
Dear McMurray Hatchery I love these chickens! My dad ordered 30 Black Giants for me about a year ago. When I got them, they were all healthy and peeping merrily. As they grew, I enjoyed having them even more. Now I'm selling their eggs, which are very large and delicious. The roosters I have are enormous too! I have even started hatching my own. All of my egg customers love their eggs. These are birds for meat or eggs. I had such a great time with my Black Giants that my dad and I have ordered a total of 160 more chickens,including some White Giants, from you for this summer. Thanks McMurray for your excellent service!!
I have received many diffrent orders of chickens and gamebirds your staff ALWAYS went that the extra mile to make sure I was happy with my order. You have the best birds I have ever ordered anywhere. Thanks and I will be talking to you again next season. All the best, Chuck