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KBHatchery Pearl White Leghorn

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  • Breed Purpose:
    Egg Layer
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
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    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Beautiful White
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    The Pearl White Leghorn is a very loving breed, 45 years of breeding and research have gone into producing such versatile birds. Great feed to eggs production ratio , even if you cant afford to feed these birds 24/7 they will still crank out eggs. Which is good if you plan on selling the eggs for profit. (But feeding them is required as with any animal) . Hens begin laying at around 4 1/2 to 5 months old. Jumbo (double yolk) eggs are very common! Bright red combs and wattles for males , hens combs turn red as they begin to lay. All in all this is a very docile and easy going breed, easy to care for, and easy on your wallet!!
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Recent User Reviews

  1. dgibson0604
    "We got rid of ours don't like them"
    Pros - Good looking
    Cons - extremely skittish, not very loving birds
    we had 4 and we never once got an egg from them and they never came near us.
  2. KBHatchery
    "Great to have in your flock!"
    Pros - Egg machines , docile , loving , food to egg ratio wonderful
    I have two roosters and twenty hens, all are beautiful and loving!! great recommendation for your flock, pump out eggs constantly ! started laying very early and haven't slowed down sense , most amazing breed I have come across yet!

User Comments

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  1. CanadianBuckeye
    How old were they, and what did you feed them? The leghorns are definitely a spooky breed compared to some, but I'm curious, why no eggs.
  2. dgibson0604
    I didn't know why we never got eggs. If i walked into the coop they would fly around and act like i was trying to kill them.
  3. CanadianBuckeye
    I agree, it would be very strange to get no eggs from them at all.
  4. Chicken Egg 17
    Wow they must be very jumpy how come u never got any eggs from them
  5. KBHatchery
    The average chicken will lay 2-3 years of their life and then egg production will stop, Pearl White Leghorns will lay 10 to 12 weeks longer than the average chicken. And if you decide to hatch any Pearl White Leghorns towards the end of the production period you can just add a new hen to the flock to make up for the loss of another producer. And then 4 1/2 to 5 months after your chick has grown you will be getting more eggs :D
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  6. cstronks
    How many years do these chickens lay for? The production sounds great, but will it last?
  7. KBHatchery
    If you like to collect eggs daily then they are perfect for you, so far its october 25th 2013 and they are still going strong in egg production! Even when it dips into the 30s at night and the sun goes down at 6:30 ish. Amazing breed! Been layin sence 5months old and havent stopped sence
  8. Iuvmychix
    I was thinking about getting some:)

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