White Leghorn Pullets

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  • The White Leghorn is a great breed but once they hit their 3rd year they only lay evry other day. But if you have a small production farm like me you wouldn't mind. The pullets are very nice but can sometimes get a little hyper. A lot of people say they don't get broody a lot but having 6 of them myself there is always at least one broody. They are a high stress breed so i wouldn't consider this breed as a show bird (they could be because me myself think they are pretty) but since they are a high stress breed they don't like a lot of moving around... i had 8 and 2 died when i moved them to a new coop :( one had a heart attack because of being a high stress breed the other one (unknown cause)... thanks for reading my review. :D
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:

    Comb: single

    Broodiness: very frequent

    Climate Tolerance: low

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity: great!

    Egg Size: ranges from medium to large

    Egg Color: white

    Breed Temperament:

    sometimes hyper... great friendly chickens.

    Breed Colors / Varieties:

    Brown, White, and i think Black. there are probably some others but i don't know.

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    i have three brown leghorn roosters and they get along great!​

    they are a great chicken


    the egg quality is great but very thin shell

    they were hyper chicks but great!


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Recent User Reviews

  1. Ashley McDaniel
    "Very Flighty Birds"
    Pros - Exceptional egg layers, I get a HUGE white egg 6 days per week each, I have 4 hens. They're very quiet and nice to look at. They're not aggressive to my family or the rest of the flock. They're also pretty quiet.
    Cons - Extremely flighty, not very people oriented, do not like much human contact.
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    Purchase Date:
    October 2017
  2. bmanty
    "Ok Birds"
    Pros - Very large eggs
    Cons - skittish, can bully each other
    I purchased 6 grown leghorns from a farm (never doing that again, always starting fresh and young birds on my own) I have two left. Some just got sick and some got hurt somehow which did not end well. I even cleaned one up and had her in a hutch for a month and healed her up. No signs of blood or cuts or anything, just something about her they did not like, let her out, and it did not end well. Still new to chicken raising so chalk this up to a learning experience. I learned my lesson in introducing new large birds, not a fun process.

    However I plan to get some new chicks this spring, They make amazing eggs. Smallest birds in the coop, make the largest eggs.
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  3. AZchickens17
    "Gorgeous birds and fantastic Layers"
    Pros - Beautiful, loud if there is danger, great layers
    Cons - Not very human-friendly, loud most of the time, get stressed very easily
    These are beautiful birds, but they stress very easily and are VERY loud. My leghorn, Buttercup is loud and clucks at everything. But I still love her!!
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User Comments

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  1. RodNTN
    Yeah, they are hard to tell apart.
  2. cassie
    Leghorns are small and excellent layers. Because of their small size they don't eat as much as other chickens. However, they tend to be flighty and prone to hysterics. That is why I don't have any. I much prefer a calmer bird.
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  3. Mr Beaks
    Sounds accurate. I have only one Leghorn but she fits your review perfectly! She always sits right in front of the occupied nesting box and squawks incessantly until she gets her way. And it's not your average "bok bok bok" either but a rather torturous cry! Shes totally worth it though. For me the pros far outweigh the cons and I'd love to have more.
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  4. HTChick
    I have 2 White Leghorns as part of a mixed flock (in Texas) and I agree with your assessment. They don't like to be picked up but they will come for treats. And I look forward to their contribution to the egg basket!
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  5. MamaWalker
    It isn't. Not aggressive BUT........ I should have worded it differently
  6. allosaurusrock
    Why is not aggressive a con?
  7. slordaz
    I find mine were only flighty when we first got them, they beat some manners into the young rooster that had just got his first hormone jolt, they free range with the rest of the flock including the reds without issue, when it's cold they do want their oatmeal with cayenne pepper though in the mornings. haven't had any issues really with them and get 6-7 eggs a week out of them. They are in a mixed flock though and a lot of people say they don't go broody but they sure as heck can and will.
  8. MsRiderUp
    For those of you who have leghorns --- do you have to use petroleum jelly on their combs and wattles in winter? Here in North Georgia it gets below freezing quite a lot in winter. Using the petroleum jelly daily would be a deal breaker for me. Too high maintenance. Thanks!
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    1. Thomas Lamprogiorgos
      Better to ask in the leghorn club Uk.
      But, I think that if they are fed well they will not have any problems.
      Thomas Lamprogiorgos, Feb 13, 2018
  9. hellbender
    I simply don't like Leghorns of any stripe but they should certainly be rated far higher than many of those that beat them out.
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  10. XxMingirlxX
    Our hen was the same, you couldn't get within 5 feet of her until she began to lay, when suddenly she always wanted to be at our feet!

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