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White Leghorn Chicken Hatching Eggs

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White Leghorn Chicken Hatching Eggs

White Leghorn Chicken Hatching Eggs have excellent hatchability, and are the most productive white egg layers in production. The White Leghorn Chicken is the most popular breed of white egg laying chickens. They are the most popular commercial strain of white egg layers in the entire world. 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 280 large white eggs per year. This breed will mature rapidly, reaching a maximum weight of 3-4 pounds for hens and 4-6 pounds for roosters, and they are not considered a viable option for meat production. These birds tend to be flighty and generally avoid human contact. Leghonrs enjoy free range environments, but they are adaptable to confined living as well.

The Leghorn is a vocal and active bird as well as an excellent forager. They can quickly convert their food intake into energy and require little physical maintenance. These chickens are excellent fliers and will roost in trees if they are raised as free range birds.

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White Leghorn Chicken Info

  • Adult Weight - Male: 5-6 pounds ; Female: 3-4 pounds
  • Color - White
  • Egg Production - Prolific
  • Egg Size - Large
  • Egg Color - White
  • Country of Origin -Italy
  • Comb - Single

  • Average Customer Review: 2 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Just wanted to let you know what happened. July 17, 2014
    Reviewer: rachel ekstam from marble hill, MO United States  
    When the eggs arrived at my house, the chicks were already dead. I was doing a school project about the stages a chick goes through during embryo developement. I realized that the chicks were falling to grow past a little speck.  So I came to the conclusion to wait until the 23rd day. As the day approached,I kept smelling a potent odor coming from the incubator.  I had to crack the eggs open to see if any of the chicks made it past the first stage none of them made it. I was not angry at all. Your service and efficient website made it easy for me to just get chicken eggs, but you might want to suggest to people on your site to not order if they are making a long distance purchase or change the way the eggs are transported.

    Thanks for the review Rachel!

    I'm sorry to hear your incubation attempt did not work out. Our egg shipments usually take at most 1-3 days depending on the destination. We recommend candling (back-lighting) the eggs after about 10 days of the start of incubation in order to see which eggs are developing. This is explained in the care guide we provide with the hatching eggs.

    Any eggs that have failed to develop after 10 days should be removed from the incubator. The reason being they will not grow and can become infected with bacteria, this seems to be the case for one or more of your eggs (that's the bacteria you smelled). This bacteria will absolutely effect the growth of any other chicks. Its always best to stick to a care guide as closely as possible, especially if you have never incubated eggs before.

    I hope this hasn't turned you against incubation in the future!

    -Harry, CSR

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