Temperament and Disposition The Leghorn is an intelligent and resourceful bird, and will find much of its own food if allowed to range. Iris is her name and following me everywhere, chattering, is her game.
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I have a flock of 23 Sexlinks 22 hens and a rooster gathering 16-18 eggs per day. Leghorns have been bred to lay not brood, so it is a rare hen that will go broody.
She will lay anywhere from 280-320 eggs per year! Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, but it was changed over the years to Leghorns. Her coop mate although they are let out to free range sun up to sun down is Hazel the Ameraucana who lays huge blue eggs, is very quiet and does not follow unless I have treats. It is the large floppy combs that are the usual giveaway of this breed!
Another surprising fact is that they have either a single comb or a rose comb! They usually start to lay at around 18 weeks, but it can be different for each chicken.
My leghorns were laying way before their combs were completely developed, by the way. The large single combs were no match for the harsh winters of the northern states.
Mar 22, 2012 Post 9 of 43. A perfect laying bird for Africa, which does not get sick easily and is happy with whatever they can forage. To say it in one sentence: She is much bigger than the leghorn but her comb is smaller. They make rotten mothers as they do not set well, so if you want chicks you will have to fire up the incubator. Australorp Chickens: