Years ago, a small, amazingly productive chicken breed was imported from Italy through the port of Livorno. 'Leghorn' became the Anglicized word for that port and the breed. Supermarket eggs are almost always laid by White Leghorns or hybrids developed from them. Hens lay about 290 eggs every year while eating less feed than most other breeds. They are perfect for a family wanting abundant white eggs. Leghorns are nervous nellies that can fly over fences.
- Bird Purpose: Prolific laying breed
- Egg Production Rate: Females ONLY; Approximately 290 Eggs/Year
- Egg Color: White
- Egg Size: Large
- Bird Characteristics: Active, Nervous, Flighty, very hardy in both winter and summer
- Mature Weight: Male 4 lbs. Female 3.5 lbs
- Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks