Pros & Cons About Keeping Leghorn Chickens!

Monday is here and that means that it is time for us, the typesofchicken.com team to share with our readers yet another article about the Pros & Cons of keeping a particular chicken breed. For this Monday we prepared for you this kind of article focused around the subject of keeping Leghorn chickens. Before we start I would like to say that we try to share with our readers a combination of information based on our own experience as well as information that we have acquired through research. This is why we would appreciate if you share with us your opinions trough the comment section or via e-mail. Without any further ado, here are the Pros & Cons of keeping Leghorn chickens.

Pros:

1. Great layers

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If properly fed the Leghorn chickens are capable of providing you with a good amount of great white eggs. They can be a good add to your flock if you are looking for a chicken that will provide you with quality eggs daily and if you prefer a calm environment in your flock.

2. Calm

The Leghorn chickens have a specific way of being calm and curious at the same time. They are patient and observant with their environment and enjoy being a pet as well as we mentioned above a good provider of quality eggs. Good with children once they get used to their respective keepers and food providers they can be loyal and friendly toward them.

3. Some chicken keepers call them the “Winter Wonders”

If you have a problem providing enough nutritious materials to get quality eggs during the winter, consider getting a Leghorn chicken to add to your flock. Almost everyone I have talked to about this breed was having one thing in common – they all complimented the Leghorn chickens ability to adapt and lay eggs during the winter.

Cons:

1. Not a good meat provider

If you want a reliable meat provider you might want to consider a different chicken breed, this doesn’t mean that the right diet cannot buff up any Leghorn chicken but there are other breeds that can provide you with meat without a specially added diet.

2. Curiosity killed the chicken

We have mentioned before that sometimes curiosity can be negative thing about a chicken, because that means that they escape, get stuck or in the worst case – killed. If you plan on keeping the Leghorn chicken breed make sure that there are not many tight spaces around the coop and the run and that you have some extra time to pay attention to their movement.

3. They can be bullies and get bossy

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Although mostly just calm, sometimes they can get lazy and start ordering around and get bossy and slightly aggressive towards other chickens. This can cause some bullying and disorder in your flock so make sure you keep an eye on the flock if you plan to add this breed in a previously formed flock hierarchy.

As we mentioned above, our articles are based on our own experience and research, if you agree or disagree with our list make sure you share your opinion with us through the comment section or via e-mail support@typesofchicken.com

  • Zander

    Both of my white leghorns died suddenly while,sleeping in a nesting box. Did not appear to have any injuries just died in their sleep. None of my other nine chickens seem to act sick etc. is this common for the breed?

  • Erica Bailey

    I love my white leghorns….My grandpa had 15..got 15 eggs a day…..best white egg chicken in the barn yard

  • Joannie

    I’ve raised leghorns since 1984, they are classified as a “flighty” bird. Meaning that unless you spend a lot of time with them they frighten easily, where as the breeds in classes such as American class and Asiatic are more docile. And in response to the person with the question. Birds die regardless of the breed.