It is widely believed that the Leghorns are decedents of light breeds originating in rural Tuscany, Italy. Initially called “Italians’, they were first referred to as “leghorns” in 1865, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today they are considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed. White Leghorns are most commonly used as egg layer chickens in many countries of the world.
If you are looking for a breed to lay eggs, you have found the one you want!! Leghorns are good layers of white eggs, laying an average of 280 per year and sometimes reaching 300–320. The eggs will look just like the ones you buy at the store. They have a good feed-to-egg conversion ratio, needing around 125 grams per day of feed. Leghorns rarely exhibit broodiness and are thus well suited for uninterrupted egg laying. The Leghorn is a light breed that matures quickly. Leghorns are also active and efficient foragers.
White Leghorn Hatching Eggs, 1 dozen
Price $9 + $16 USPS Priority Shipping
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White Leghorn Day Old chicks, 1 dozen
Price $20 + $35 USPS Express Shipping
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