Anyone Else Really Unimpressed With Their Leghorns?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mahlzeit, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 leghorns that I am really unimpressed with. I am getting 1 to 2 eggs from them a day. You hear all the hype about how great and efficient they are at laying yet to me they are underwhelming. Anyone else have lazy leghorns?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    How old are they, and what are you feeding them. Mine have generally averaged 5 or 6 eggs per week through their second year.
     
  3. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to the chicken thing but...

    I bought 8 chickens at the same time. 2 white leghorns and 2 RSLs that were supposedly days old, also 2 BSLS and 2 of an indeterminate breed that were 1 week old.

    One of my leghorns was the first to lay, at 14 weeks old. Oddly enough, one of each of the other breeds were the next to lay. At this point I have 5 hens laying. 1 leghorn, 1 BSL, 1 RSL, and both of the unknowns.

    I don't know if it's impressive or not but one of my leghorns started laying early and often. Since she started laying at 14 weeks she's only takes 2 days off.
     
  4. Chickenmanjim7

    Chickenmanjim7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds pretty decent to me.
     
  5. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just over a year old and should be in prime laying age. They get layer pellets just my rhode island reds are laying like champs the leghorns are a waste of feed if you ask me.
     
  6. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 to 2 eggs from 7 chickens is decent? That's 14-28% productivity...from supposedly the best layers out there with the best egg to feed ratio that's terrible for hens in their laying prime.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure their even leghorns?

    There are other white chicken breeds who look VERY similar.....
     
  8. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am sure they are leghorns. I am not new to chickens.
     
  9. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 10 white leghorns and I am very pleased with their egg production.
    My roo is also a white leghorn.
     
  10. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I think they were replying to the other person above them...
     

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