Are Brown Leghorns A Good Chicken?

Goose and Fig

Grateful Geese
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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Fall Creek Falls TN
I just have one girl. She's a great layer, but I can't get anywhere near her. She's pretty too.
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ninny

Songster
12 Years
Jul 1, 2007
1,155
1
181
IL side of the QCA
I like mine. They are really pretty and lay very well. If you have cold winters you need to watch for frostbite. They do take a winter break if you don't have lights. They are not freindly. They do not make pets. They free range awesome though.
 

technodoll

Songster
10 Years
Aug 25, 2009
2,265
28
191
Quebec, Canada
My brown leghorn girl is THE SWEETEST and MOST AFFECTIONATE chicken I've ever met in my life - she's insane!

I've only had her for 3 weeks, she wasn't raised with much human interaction at all so no doubt she's a complete oddity. She thinks I'm her perch, she screams to be picked up and if I don't, she will fly up to sit on my head, or my shoulders, or my back and press her face against mine... she looooves being petted on the cheeks or chin or chest.

I've never loved a chicken this much, she's beyond special
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Can't wait to hatch babies from her, hope they have the same temperament!

Her name is Sweetie:

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ETA: she lays pretty much every day, one beautiful white pointy egg - not really big but she's only 10 months old
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technodoll

Songster
10 Years
Aug 25, 2009
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Quebec, Canada
Oh yes, she's not going anywhere, ever!

I've wanted a brown leghorn for a while, my friend got her from a good breeder he knows and I really hit the jackpot with this sweet lady!
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
May 14, 2008
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North Phoenix
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I have one. She is constantly trying to find a way out of the run.

A couple of times she did. I found her nest. She lays almost every day.
 

Domestic_goddess

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2009
1,747
24
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Utah
I have brown leghorn hens and I have to say they are not my favorite. They lay a white egg every other day. They are flighty and skiddish! I've thought about getting rid of them actually....I don't ever recommend then for first time chickens. I won't get any more leghorns of any kind. Your very lucky if you got a nice one.
 

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