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. The White Leghorn chickens are the most productive white egg layer and are used in commercial egg production all over the world and these chicks are for sale online at chickensforbackyards.com. This breed is completely covered in solid white feathers and will have a single comb. They will lay about 250-300 extra large white eggs annually. They have been a favorite for commercial egg production due to their smaller size and over the top egg production. The White 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 chicken breeds. They do very well as free range chickens because of their alertness; however, their white color is easily seen by predators. Many chicken forums or chicken blogs recommend not using the Leghorn in a small coop because of their nervousness.
|Production||Excellent||Hen Weight||3-4 lbs|
|Personality||Active||Rooster Weight||5-6 lbs|
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
Live Chick Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.
Cancellations & Changes
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