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Leghorn Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3.25/5

Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption

Gender: Both

Appearance

1/5

Temperament

3/5

Hen brooding behavior

4/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

3/5

Egg quantity

5/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

0/5

Leghorns

By

Castlewood, South Dakota, United States

Posted Mar 23, 2015

I've raised a number of chickens over the years, and while leghorns aren't the most personable or colorful of birds, they a superior egg layers and pretty well maintenance-free. Throughout the year, we get a very consistent egg a day from each chicken.

Our leghorns are very good at foraging and procuring their own food during the spring, summer, and autumn months, though we supplement their diet with cracked corn, pellets, and the occasional grit and oyster shells, as well. If you're looking for a consistent, non-brooding layer that can take care of itself, I'd very highly recommend leghorns.

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