Does anyone have experience with Brown Leghorns?

jmc

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like are they over the top nervous?

they are so beautiful and such great layers that they are pretty tempting.............

I have experience with very nervous birds: Khaki Campbell ducks. So I am not new to neurotics, and I know very well how after time birds that are nervous can really calm down.....................

So anyone out there know about br. leghorns from personal expericne?
 

mnferalkitty

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I have some and my roo is super nice the hens are a bit flighty but no different then some of my other chickens but I don't really take the time to tame my chickens. They are one of my favorite breeds.
 

jmc

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thanks, lori.

i have noticed your avatar before! man, that is one freakish lookin' cat!!!

oh yes, and about the leghorns LOL..........the temptation is growing. They are so lovely, I think.

Do your girls fly out of the pens much

or


lay eggs in far-flung places?
 

LindaJean

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My experience with Brown Leghorns is only 6 weeks long - I have 5 hens and 1 Rooster. At this stage they don't seem especially nervous. They are not as friendly as Barred Rocks but they don't freak out when I'm around. The rooster is going to be stunning - going to a farm tomorrow - and the hens will also be beautiful. From them I'll get white eggs and that's why I got them


 

mnferalkitty

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thanks, lori.

i have noticed your avatar before! man, that is one freakish lookin' cat!!!

oh yes, and about the leghorns LOL..........the temptation is growing. They are so lovely, I think.

Do your girls fly out of the pens much

or


lay eggs in far-flung places?
He's a good cat never given me any problems
my leghorns lay in the nest box 100% but they do fly out of the pen, I free range but on occasion I do pen them up for different reasons and the leghorns get out of the 5ft fence including the rooster. I do fet 1-2 eggs from each hen a day even in winter
 
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jmc

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thanks, linda and lori.

i have a 7000 square foot run for them, which has a 5' high perimeter fence. so i suppose they could easily fly out. BUT since they have a nice large area already, maybe they will be less likely to do so................

Even so, I am sure they come back to pen as day wears on....................also, I LIKE THE FACT THAT THEY COULD GET SOMEWHAT AIRBORN, should a predator come at them.

At least they would have a chance that my Brahmas, say, definitely would not.

That appeals to me. I am out in the wilderness,

linda nice little cockerel there. so lovely!
 

retiredwithchicks

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I have had them before and liked them, good layers, will fly, nice. I have 8 about 4 weeks old given to me by a 15 year old former neighbor that I had given some to a few years back. I didn't need more but he was proud to be able to give me some and I will enjoy them. BUT, as usual, looks like 5 roosters and 3 hens in the bunch. lol These are nervous and jump, fly, and run when I am around. My dog likes to aggravate the chickens by running up to the fence and barking so they might have reason to be jumpy. I don't have trouble with the dog bothering them when they are out but she just likes the reaction she gets.
 

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