Pros: Good layers.
Cons: Not at all friendly, flighty, extremely aggressive to other chickens.
They are good layers but not good pets. Very flighty and shy. Mine wouldn't stop picking on each other. They had a very strict pecking order and sometimes killed each other because of it.
Pros: Great layers, funny
Cons: skittish, a bit aggressive
I have 3 leghorns, all hens and while they do the laying job nicely they aren't the most friendly and some nip if you're not careful. I love them a lot but it might just be me but mine got sick a lot especially in the winter? overall good breed
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Pros: Leg horns are GREAT layers.
Cons: They are very skittish and flighty.
I LOVE these chickens! I have 3 of them! They are amazing layers and lay almost every day. They have pretty big white eggs.

though is that they are skittish. I can barely catch mine!:lau
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$5 dollars a chick.
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Pros: Funny, friendly, good egg layers, personable, good in cold weather
Cons: Can be big bullies, bland colour, team up with other leghorns to pick on the other breeds, they run FAST, whenever you tell them no to something it makes them want it more
By far my best brews in my flock. They’re definitely the funniest. They can be mean to the other birds. They also don’t take no as an answer
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April 2017


Pros: Consistent Laying , funny birds a joy to have
Cons: Noisy
Hello new chicken guy and I love the white leg horn .

One of my first egg was from the White leghorn .Consistent egg layers

they do act very odd and some have a mind of there own. some seem to just be with the flock. One likes to be loud and in your face ( sheriff ) one likes to chase you around ( MO ) . MO also likes to randomly fly up on to you when you are near by taking photos. The video is on Instagram

I posted a video on IG : wingstead.eggs


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Pros: Great layers, hens are not broody, healthy, rooster is not aggressive.
Cons: None so far
I am really happy with my brown Leghorns. Best chicken flock I've had and I've been keeping chickens for 40 years or more. But....I don't want them to be pets, but don't want them to be mean either.
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3.00 each
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Pros: Pretty and good layers
Cons: Bad attitudes!
The ones we used to have were good layers, were pretty to look at, but we could not let them free range. They would attack anything ducks, little dogs, and my husband!
Pros: Big egg layers
Cons: mischievous
I find that white leghorn hen are not very loud,their eggs are very big and they come very often, they are very flighty and hard to catch though. I do think that their combs are a small bit of trouble during cold winters as they get a bit of frost bite sometimes but that can be stopped with a bit of Vaseline
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Pros: Egg layers
Cons: Flighty and skittish
Pros: Great layers, full of personality, make a lovely cross breed
Cons: Nervous, loud
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Pros: Lots of white eggs with a great feed ratio .
Cons: Nervous and sometimes down right crazy .
White Leghorns are just about your best choice if you want heavy egg production per bird . Be prepared for nervous flighty birds that also can get picky with each other if not given enough space in the coop . They do great on free range . Less feed per egg than most breeds . All in all , a fantastic white egg layer .
Pros: Flighty, active, energetic
Cons: sloooooow to lay, flighty.
We purchased 5 straight run Dark Brown Leghorns from a small hatchery. Two turned out to be very handsome males....but they were loud, crowing all the time! They were culled from our flock around 16 weeks old. The females were slowest to lay of all 6 breeds we purchased at same time. The first to lay did so around 38 weeks old. The next began to lay at around 46 weeks old. Maybe because daylight was waning, but we had supplemental light and all other breeds began to lay between 18-26 weeks old. Eggs were white, strong, well formed, but only around medium sized. Pullets, while flighty, had a generally docile disposition. Overall, we didn't care for this breed as much as some others, and sold them to make room for other breeds.
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$2.12 per chick/ straight run
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Feb 28, 2018
Pros: Pretty, proficient layers, active, predator resistant, interactive, good free-rangers.
Cons: None so far.
After many descriptions of the breed claimed Leghorns are flighty, I decided strongly against trying them. But lo and behold, we ended up with four this February! :rolleyes: Might I add that I'm highly impressed? That squad of white (or dingy brown, since nothing stays snow white around here :lol:) hens wins hearts easily with their tendency to greet each day with vigor, get into everything, and even allow themselves to be picked up for snuggles. Flighty, my foot! Alert, yes, but far from unfriendly. Looking forward to expanding our Leghorn collection in the future!




I love white chickens.
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June 26, 2018
Pros: Excellent layers, talkative, love to get under my feet when I'm walking through the yard. First to the coop at night and excellent little lawn mowers
Cons: No cons that I can see
My four love to run the yard, pecking at tall grass. Inquisitive little buggers. Love to be petted and talked to, especially Maude and Madge. They stick close to the rooster but when its time to pop out a butt nugget, they go right for the coop. Like others have mentioned, they are quite noisy when they're laying but other than that, they are pretty good. Large eggs, very prolific layers.


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Pros: Smart, eggs for days, easy to handle (depending on the bird)
Cons: LOUD, loves to talk and be heard
This is my first rooster so my opinion is only so "professional" but all in all he is a good bird. Does not seem to like my wife very much lol and is very flighty. He is free range so that may have something to do with his off days but definitely 4 star bird.
Pros: Great layers and foragers
Cons: Flighty
Pros: Curious, great egg layers, fun, gorgeous, soft
Cons: More flighty
In have 2 leghorns in my flock along with 4 ISA Browns, 3 Golden Comets and 1 Calico Princess from Hoover’s Hatchery. They are all great birds but the Leghorn needs to be handles regularly at an early age to accept human contact. They are more nervous than the red sexlinks. However, if you handle them a lot they end up being great pets and layers.


Pros: My Girls have survived heat exhaustion, dehydration, chronic stress, hypothermia, and English Phrase Lessons involving 'Who's Your Daddy?'...
Cons: The English Phrase Lessons are not going well...
12 Leghorn Chicks that can survive the 1,000 mile journey from Judd, Iowa, to Pensacola, FL deserve a Medal...I have split the Girls between two Laundry Baskets at 6 apiece. So far so good... The heater goes on during the Night and off during the day. They eat like cannibals and drink like sailors...didn't see that coming. Ordered 10, they shipped 12, and the law in Escambia County says 8 max and one Rooster allowed. 8 Max... Time will tell... JP
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$35 for 10. 12 arrived...
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10 May 2018
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