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

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    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

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    Black Rocks generally have a calmer disposition than the White Leghorns, so that would be my pick.

    Sharon
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    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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