They can lay up to 280 eggs per year. Broiler varieties of chicken feed are available for people who are raising chickens for consumption. I do have to say the White Leghorns started laying a bit earlier than the Brown Leghorns. This breed has 12 color varieties, but the white Leghorn hen often lay more eggs than the rest. The White Leghorns are slightly better at egg laying but really not enough to make a big difference. Growing Chicken. Grower feed. Grower feed is the feed given to pullets or cockerel at the age of five (5) to nineteen or twentieth (20) weeks for pullets and broiler at (4) to five (5) weeks. Leghorn Chicken Egg Color. Plymouth Rock chickens are exceptional laying hens. The variant of Brown Leghorn chickens, White Leghorn is one of the best egg layers. This week I blogged about Chicken Yakhni Pulao (Chicken Pilaf) mentioning desi chicken and broiler chicken which generated a few questions about the difference between the two types, which would be better and nutritional benefits etc. Along with a difference in body size, there is a big difference in metabolism and the nutritional requirements for these birds to function at their most efficient. Broilers are 6-8 weeks of aged chicken weights between 2-2.5 kg which are used for only meat production. Australorps These are birds of mixed parents and grandparents which have been developed for production by selecting from the best strains. Hybrid Hens. White Leghorns were brought to America in 1853 by ship. Plymouth Rock. 2. The Leghorn (US: / ˈ l ɛ ɡ h ɔːr n /, UK: / l ɛ ˈ ɡ ɔːr n /; Italian: Livorno or Livornese) is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy.Birds were first exported to North America in 1828 from the Tuscan port city of Livorno, on the western coast of Italy. The Brown Leghorn is an active forager that loves hot climates. Leghorn chickens have an average annual production of approximately 200 eggs, but it can go up to 280 eggs. Knowledge of the nutritional needs of poultry has come a long way in the last 100 or so years, and more rapidly in the last 50 years. Classification According to Origin. There is a substantial size difference between the two types; the Brown Leghorns are much bigger. Though Plymouth Rocks do weigh a bit more than Leghorns, their egg production is 5+ eggs per week. According to origin the chicken are of four types. I enjoy having Leghorns in my backyard chicken flock. But don’t be confused, there’s no actual difference between the brown and white ones (other than their feather colors, of course). Asiatic: Brahma, longson, cochin, asil etc. White Leghorn Chicken Egg Production. The eggs weight carries about 55-67 grams and has a white shell. These birds have a much friendlier disposition and is a more family-friendly chicken. Leghorn Chicken Alternatives 1. The Differences Between Chicken Breeds Posted on May 12, 2015 May 12, 2015 by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen There are hundreds of chicken breeds out there and it can be hard to know which ones are best suited to your farm, or why a chicken was bred with funny feathers or a bare neck. Essentially, broiler varieties of chicken feed are denser in protein, which encourages the flock to grow bigger, faster. Without dwelling on the specifics too much there are 3 key varieties: starter, grower and finisher. The White Leghorn originated in Tuscany, Italy (see map below) and is considered a Mediterranean breed. 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