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White Leghorn: Chicken layer farming and egg production guide

White Leghorn: Chicken layer farming and egg production guide

Chickens
All hens lay eggs with a similar nutritional value, only some are more productive with respect to laying eggs (they produce more), so they turn out to be more profitable. One of these is the white leghorn laying hen. This breed of chicken is considered one of the most important species of laying hens. So many farmers and poultry farms use the white leghorn for its high rate of white egg production. History and origin of White Leghorn breed It is called Leghorn hen because it is from the Italian city called Livorno, which, in English, is known as the "Leghorn" city. So the chicken’s name refers to its place of origin. As mentioned, it is a breed of European origin, from the Mediterranean region that has Italian descent (Livorno). But it was selected and crossed with other hens i...