The Brown Leghorn Chicken is the second most popular breed of the prolific egg laying Leghorn Chicken, the most popular commercial strain of white egg layers in the entire world. They lay around 280 eggs a year making them great for egg wanting families.
The Brown Leghorn is normally selected because of the beautiful combination of colors and its long flowing tail feathers.
The Leghorn Chicken originated in Italy and was first brought to North America in the 1850s under the name Italian chickens. They name Leghorn came from a mispronunciation of the sea in which they were frequently transported through called the Ligurian Sea.
Leghorn Chickens will lay an astounding number of large white eggs per year. The Leghorn is a vocal and active bird as well as an excellent forager, and they can often be flighty, however settle with a bit of time and handling.
Please note that City Chick sell their pure breeds at an age from 8 weeks to 16 weeks depending on demand. We interpret the term 'Young Hen' as a pullet under 12 months of age and use the wording so as not to confuse clients who do not understand the term - pullet. The birds are sold at this age as they are perfectly suited to growing with your family and based on demand.
Please call or email to confirm availability. Our main season is from September to May when the chickens are laying well.