All Leghorn chicken breeds were originally brought to North America in 1853, this breed was referred to as Italians as they were brought over from Tuscany. The Leghorn chicken was also the inspiration for the very famous cartoon character, Foghorn J. Leghorn. Light Brown Leghorns are still considered a very good white egg layer, however, the White Leghorn is still a superior layer. The Brown Leghorn chicken is not considered a broody hen, so most of these eggs would have to be incubated. This classic chicken breed and heritage chicken breed does not get as big as a lot of other standard breeds. Females may only reach 3-4 pounds and roosters about 5-6 pounds. These active and independent chickens do very well foraging and tend to be more active than a lot of other breeds. They do very well as free range chickens because of their alertness. Many chicken forums or chicken blogs recommend not using the Leghorn in a small coop because of their nervousness.
|Egg Size||Medium to Large||Broody||No|
|Egg Production||Good||Hen Weight||3-4 lbs|
|Personality||Active & Skittish||Rooster Weight||5-6 lbs|
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