White Leghorn hens are known for floppy combs and tons of white eggs.White Leghorn roosters are very similar to the hens, but have bigger waddles and sickle tail feathers.White Leghorn Chickens can lay 300 big white eggs per year!White Leghorn day old baby chicks are soft and yellow.

White Leghorn

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White Leghorn Chicks

Looking to get a jump start on laying? Order our Started White Leghorn Pullets. They are 16-20 weeks of age!

White Leghorn Chickens are one of the top egg-producing breeds, often laying 300 or more large white eggs per year. These chickens were developed in Italy and brought to the United States in 1835. They are likely the most popular breed of laying chicken worldwide. Leghorn’s are very economical because of their high production rate and yet consume small portions of feed. They also mature early, often laying by 20 weeks of age. They are hardy, cold and heat tolerant, non-broody, and are excellent foragers. White Leghorns are a perfect choice for pastured, free-range settings and organic homesteads. 

White Leghorns have all white feathers, yellow skin and legs, and a single red comb. White Leghorns are very beautiful birds and are often raised for exhibition as well as for their egg laying capabilities. Contrary to belief, there is no nutritional difference in white eggs versus brown or other color eggs. 

Meyer Hatchery's White Leghorns are considered to be the Industrial type. 

Average mature weight: Roosters 5 to 5 1/2 lbs., Hens 4 lbs.
Class: Mediterranean
Origin: Italy
Comb Type: Single
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Large
Production: Excellent
Matures: Very Early
Bird Size: Small 4 - 5 1/2 lbs
Broody: No
Hardiness: Heat Tolerant
Personality: Active & Skittish
Breed Availability

Oct 26, 2020

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 100+

Nov 2, 2020

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 75