White Leghorn Chickens

white leghorn chicken Of all the Mediterranean fowls, white Leghorns are probably the most popular breed and colour, holding most of the big laying records; the eggs are large and white. Leghorns get very docile in confinement, but on a free range they are good foragers, and are very busy from morning until night. The poultry industry owes a great deal to white Leghorn chickens. The white Leghorn had the distinction for many years of being found on special poultry farms more than any other breed because of its natural inclination to lay very good numbers of large white eggs.

Carol Ehlinger : “My little leghorn is such a sweetheart. I just got her this spring and she laid her first egg yesterday! It was the cutest and smallest egg I’ve ever seen!  Normally leghorns are flighty birds but this one is just a treasure as she is SO calm and I can pick her up at any time. Not sure how she’ll be once we mix her in with the older hens and the rooster. Am dreading that as I want her to stay this way.” www.keepingchickensnewsletter.com

A White Leghorn Trio (video)

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