White Leghorn hen or Black Rock hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SquishyPandas, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. SquishyPandas

    SquishyPandas Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2012
    So at the moment I have: A Light Sussex, a Bluebell & three ex-battery hens. :)

    I'd love to extend the coop and add some more hens to my little gang!

    So far I think I'm going to get an Amber Link, a Magpie and adopt two more battery hens, but for the fifth hen I can't decide between a White Leghorn or a Black Rock... I have to get one of these breeds because my parents only let me buy from a certain breeder because we know them, and these are the two I like the most out of their selection... but I really can't decide which one!

    I'm looking for a hen that doesn't mind being handled and lays good quality eggs, but the number of eggs doesn't matter. :)

    Thank you! :)
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Black Rocks generally have a calmer disposition than the White Leghorns, so that would be my pick.

  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Unless you get the leghorn as a chick and handle it all the time you probably wont be able to catch it. Friendly just standoffish.

    I'd go with the Rock for pet factor demeanor your looking for.

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