Introducing Valley Hatchery’s White Leghorn Chicks, your go-to for top-notch egg layers! These white-feathered wonders, originally from Italy, are famous across the U.S. for laying heaps of eggs. Not just a few, but a whopping 220 to 300 extra-large white eggs each year! And they’re not fussy about the weather either – they can handle the cold like champs.
These birds love their space and aren’t really the cuddly type, so they’re better suited for those who have a bit more chicken-raising experience. With hens weighing about 4.5 pounds and roosters around 6 pounds, they’re not too big, not too small, just right for your backyard. Plus, they’re stars in their own right, showing off in the Mediterranean Class at chicken shows.
Now, let’s talk history – these chickens have got a story to tell! They first fluttered over to North America way back in 1852, thanks to Captain Gates. A year later, Mr. Simpson brought more to Boston. In the 1870s, they got a little makeover in England, mixing with Minorca chickens to beef them up a bit, and made their comeback to America in 1910. They even played a part in shaping the chicken industry as we know it!
And here’s a fun fact: these chickens were the muse behind the famous cartoon character, Foghorn J. Leghorn, in the Looney Tunes series. How cool is that?
At Valley Hatchery, we promise these White Leghorn Chicks come with a guarantee of arriving alive and clucking. So, get ready for a flock of fun and a whole lot of eggs with these feathered friends!
Learn more about this breed, watch this video by ‘Livestock Breeds’: