Who knows Campines AND White Leghorns' dispositions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickensAreSweet, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am considering selling some of my flock to make space for some Leghorns.

    I want more reliable egglaying. I currently have Golden Campines, and plan to keep them ALL. I LOVE them. I have heard that Leghorns are a lot of trouble because they are flighty. But so are Golden Campines (flighty, but not a lot of trouble). I want to compare them, because if the Leghorns aren't worse than Campines, I will be quite happy.

    1. Are the Leghorns flightier than the Campines?

    2. Are the Leghorn roosters a barrel o' trouble? My hubby says, "Surely you don't want a Leghorn rooster!!!!?"

    3. Should I just buy some Buff Minorcas? Or Anconas?

    I want a large white egg (the bigger the better) most days of the week from each hen. I don't need dual purpose hens.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Both are flighty breeds. But if you can put up with them stick with them, they are truly both good laying breeds.
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Thank you!
     
  4. Jim from Cincinnati

    Jim from Cincinnati Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you considered Hamburgs? Their eggs are small but you get many of them. A beautiful bird like your Campines and just as flighty...but I love to watch them.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Yes, I am still considering getting some Hamburgs too. The feed store sells those sometimes when it is chick season. I think they are beautiful. They would fly over my 7 foot high fence just like the Golden Campines....I'm used to chickens doing that.

    My husband rolls his eyes at small eggs though. I am trying to make him happy.
     

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