The productive Leghorn

The Leghorn is a versatile chicken that easily adapts to different living conditions. They feel at home in both large yards and smaller spaces. In addition, they are excellent laying hens that regularly produce large, white eggs. At De Meidoornhoeve, we are happy to share our knowledge about the care and behavior of these special chickens.

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Origin of the Leghorn chickens

The Leghorn chicken is a well-known and beloved breed that originated in Italy. Also known as the Livorno chicken, this breed was brought to the United States in the 19th century, where it quickly became popular for its exceptional egg production. The Leghorn chicken is now famous worldwide and is often considered one of the best laying breeds.

Characteristics of the Leghorn

The Leghorn hen has an elegant and graceful appearance. They are medium-sized and have a slender, athletic body. Their plumage is usually white but comes in other colors such as brown, black, and buff. Leghorns have an upright comb and bright, red wattles, which contribute to their distinctive appearance.

In addition to their appearance, Leghorn chickens are famous for their excellent egg production. They lay large, white eggs and are known for their consistency and reliability as laying hens. This makes them one of the most popular commercial and hobby chicken keepers breeds.

Healthy and resilient

The Leghorn chicken is a robust and healthy breed. They are highly resistant to different weather conditions and have strong immunity. At De Meidoornhoeve, we ensure that our Leghorn chickens receive the best care and nutrition to keep them in top condition.

Origin and development

The Leghorn chicken originated in the region around the Italian city of Livorno, where the breed had been kept for centuries. In the 1820s, the first Leghorns were exported to the United States. American breeders then worked to improve the breed, focusing on egg production and robustness. This led to the development of the modern Leghorn, known for its exceptional laying ability.

Friendly and lively character

Leghorn chickens have a lively and active nature. They are curious and love to scavenge and explore. Although they can be somewhat shy, with patience and care they quickly become tame and social. This makes them suitable for both experienced chicken keepers and beginners.

Leghorn chickens at De Meidoornhoeve

Our chickens are kept in optimal conditions and receive high-quality nutrition, so they maintain their unique beauty and friendly character. Visit us and discover for yourself the charm of Leghorn chickens. Be surprised by their elegant appearance and exceptional productivity.