Valley Hatchery is excited to offer the White Leghorn Started Pullets, a top choice for those seeking a prolific egg producer with impressive hardiness. Recognized as one of the most popular egg-laying breeds in the United States, the White Leghorn stands out with its striking all-white plumage and ability to thrive in colder climates. This makes them an excellent fit for backyard flocks in regions experiencing all four seasons. Each hen is capable of producing 220 to 300 extra-large white eggs annually, ensuring a steady supply of fresh eggs.
These independent birds, weighing about 4.5 pounds for hens and 6 pounds for roosters, are celebrated for their independence and preference for free-range environments. While they might not be the best fit as pets or for novice chicken keepers due to their flighty nature, they excel in the right settings. White Leghorns, belonging to the Mediterranean Class, are recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA) and can live up to 5 years with proper care and a stimulating environment.
At Valley Hatchery, we ensure that our Started Pullets, aged 15-20 weeks at shipment, are vaccinated against Marek’s Disease. This commitment to health and quality extends to our range of poultry offerings, including White Leghorn chicks. Choose Valley Hatchery for healthy, happy chickens, complete with a live arrival guarantee.