I have tried searching for barred leghorns in the forums and don't get much useful, so I'll try a post. I bought 4 chicks last spring, 2 of which I was told were "barred leghorns" and 2 of which I was told were "gold sex link." They all started laying back in August. I get two beautiful big brown eggs almost every day from the sex links, but one of my barred leghorns lays once every two days, and the other one just about every day. However, their eggs are VERY small. I have always heard that leghorns, and variations of them, were egg-laying machines, but these two ladies are anything but. Does anyone have any experience with this breed? Are leghorns slow to start but great eventually? They get Purina Layena food that is supposed to be nutritionally complete for layers. They also have oyster shell available as free choice, and they get a lot of greens, veggies, grass trimmings, etc as treats, and when I don't have greens as treats, they get scratch that is cracked corn and wheat mixed. They do not free range right now, but they have a large enclosed run that I keep clean. Any suggestions?