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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justhatched, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    I have mostly read that Leghorns are flighty. Is it possible to get a Leghorn that isn't flighty and is docile? Have I been misinformed?
  2. inputoutput

    inputoutput Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    Cumberland, MD
    I hand raised two and one was a bit "Don't touch me" but was easy to herd back and forth from the coop to the tractor. Not a snuggler or anything, but not a mean bird at all. Mostly stuck to her sister.

    The other is a total peach, she has such a cocky personality. She chases me around the yard because she wants to be with me. Calls to me when I come home or leave the house. Will let me pick her up and hold her some times, other times she hunkers down in a defensive "wings out" position, other times will run from me clucking and generally being a butt (that kind of running where she takes three steps and stops and looks back at you). Makes all manner of scolding, clucking noises at me if I don't pay enough attention to her or give her what she wants. I pretty much adore her. Like a cat with chicken feathers.
  3. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Quote:I have 12 girls now and I want to get more next year. I now I am a bit early but I can't help it. I love chickens. Thanks for the input. I feel better about getting a few now.
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Its possible to tame any chicken, some just take a little bit more time and patience.
  5. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2011
    I have 6 WL (among others), they are great egg laying birds. Not flightly, they are all friendly BUT, they are LOUD!!!! Anytime they hear my voice, even through open windows and I'm in the house they "call" to me. I believe they are screaming "TREATS PLEASE"!!! I just love their personalities!!
  6. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Quote:I was looking at Henderson's chicken breeds and I was looking for a whit egg layer. I plan on getting a few when we get some chicks. It's good to know that they could be tamed if needed.
  7. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Quote:Awww! How sweet!
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Leghorns are genarally alert birds but when they get to know you they can be really friendly.
  9. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    I have 2 Leghorns and they are no more flighty than teh rest. Very sweet birds actually. [​IMG]
  10. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2011
    I have 8 Brown Leghorns, 1 roo and 7 hens. They are the wildest birds in my flock, but they come up for treats , and will take them out of my hand. The funny part is my Sebright roo fell in love with them, and they hang out with him instead of my Leghorn roo.

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