Leghorn Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FluffyChickenMama, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. biretta

    biretta Songster

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    Rchicks, what is Ideal's minimum on chicks? I thought it was 25? Anyway I did indeed call Meyer right after reading these posts; I changed the Leghorn to a Golden Buff which they claim are very calm and docile. Hope they turn out that way.
     
  2. AtRendeAcres

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    Ideal is spend $20 then they have a $7 small chick order!

    not sure what a golden buff is but, glad they change your leghorn!
     
  3. biretta

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    Hmm. Wish I would have known. I would have checked their site out too before ordering. Now I have to wait till Sept. 11 for the one Maran in the order.
     
  4. MoonGoddess

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    You know, my leghorns were wild when they were young, but are totally docile now. I have four. They are California Whites...does this make a difference? In all honesty they are far more easy going than my Barred Rocks!
     
  5. FluffyChickenMama

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    I hope these calm down.. My roos is already getting GOREGEOUS!! But I cant stand that wild and craziness they exhibit right now.. I am at least gonna try and hold out til spring... They are Rose Comb brown leghorns.. beautiful birds.. I got mine from Welp Hatchery.. I had ordered a total of 28 birds and they were all very healthy and jumping around but it was sure easy to pick out the Leghorns even at a couple days old..
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:You're lucky. I had cai whites and they were jumpy too... just half a notch below the leghorns!
     
  7. MoonGoddess

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    Yeah, I know...that's what I keep hearing. I obviously don't disbelieve-so many chicken owners say the same thing. It's just that we really don't have that issue at all! It's strange...I think I am half-disappointed or something. I mean I planned on keeping them anyhow because of how proficient they are at laying and I am the old woman in the shoe (many kids). I was all geared up for them to be insane and squawk and carry on...when in reality they are sort of bland! LOL.[​IMG]
     
  8. biretta

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    Moongoddess, want to trade chickens?! Mine won't shut up!
     
  9. LeghornGuy

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    I have white leghorn hens and brown leghorn hens.
    They were wild and hyper but calmed down some.
    The leghorn rooster is very aggressive. He seems more like a fighting game cock. However, he keeps the peace among the ladies.
    (15 leghorn hens and one rooster)
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I have a white and a brown leghorn, and they are just as nuts as everyone has described them.

    Here's a shocker... My buff minorca is worse than the leghorns! [​IMG]
     

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