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Leghorn Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Hen brooding behavior

5/5

Foraging ability

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

1/5

Meat quantity

0/5

Egg quantity

5/5

Large eggs

3/5

Colorful eggs

N/A

A Great Bird

By

Somers, Connecticut, United States

Posted Jan 12, 2019

Leghorns are great chickens if you're looking for maximum egg production. They're terrific layers and rarely go broody. However, if you're looking for a backyard chicken you can also interact with, you may want to look elsewhere. They're pretty flighty and generally would prefer to be left alone. They're great at tolerating heat, but not quite as comfortable in cold weather. Great foragers if you're looking to free range, but make sure there's enough bushes and trees to provide cover-- their bright white color can make them easier to be spotted by hawks.

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