As promised I want to introduce everyone to our chickens. They are new here but are the sweetest and most loving chickens I have ever seen in my life. They love to be held and petted. No pecking on us or anything. I could hardly believe it.
We have 2 of these hens. What I love most about this breed is the color of their eggs. The lay really deep, dark brown eggs that are large in size. So dark brown that they have a tint of maroon in them. This breed originates from France and are considered heavy chickens with roosters that get between 7-8 lbs and an average hen is 6 1/2 lbs. They lay about 150 eggs a year or 2-3 a week. They are mainly egg layers but they do possess really fine meat qualities also.
We have 2 of the White Leghorns. These are just like the bird in the cartoon "Foghorn Leghorn" but the word is really pronounced "Leggern". Anyway, these are the birds that lay the eggs you find at the supermarket. They lay X-large white eggs almost every day and average about 300 eggs a year. They are really hardy chickens and can stand really cold winters and hot summers. They are considered to be medium in size and weigh on the average about 6 lbs. They originate from Tuscany, Italy. They are egg layers and not viable as a meat producer.
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