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A Leghorn coop should have at least 2 square feet of floor space and 1 1/2 feet of headroom per bird, as well as space for a nest.
They are larger than a Leghorn type but not as large as the heavy breeds.
They are very gentle, unlike the excitable temperaments found in Leghorn types.
The Grays weren't on their price list; they were simply keeping the flock to get roosters to cross with a White Leghorn hen in order to produce the California White hybrid.
But with Brown Leghorns you can raise your own chicks from your own stock
The standard weights for Brown Leghorns are: large fowl cock, 6 lbs.
In 1853 a Captain Gates on the ship Harriet Hoxie brought from Leghorn, Italy, to Mystic, Connecticut, the first recognized importation of Brown Leghorns.
At the beginning Brown Leghorns were of one color: later they were divided into Single Comb Light Brown and Single Comb Dark Brown.
For more information about Brown Leghorns, or a list of breeders, contact the American Brown Leghorn Club, 2152 Amity Hill Rd.
Leghorns are good layers but they are disappearing because people don't want white eggs.
He said that the brown bias was threatening breeds of hens which laid white eggs, such as the white and black leghorn.
Now the girls, members of the Tierra Rejada 4-H Club, are busy caring for their Rhode Island Reds, Leghorns and Cornish Cross broilers.