Cackle Hatchery® 

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

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Brown Leghorns

 Brown Leghorn Chicken Rooster

Brown Leghorn Chicken Rooster

Brown Leghorn Chicken Hen 

Brown Leghorn Chicken Hen

Day old Brown Leghorn chicks

Day old Brown Leghorn chicks

Brown Leghorn Chicken Rooster

Brown Leghorn Chicken Rooster

Brown Leghorn Chicken Hen

Brown Leghorn Chicken Hen

Head Shot of Brown Leghorn Chicken Rooster

Head shot of a Brown Leghorn Chicken Rooster

Brown Leghorn Chicken Breed




Brown Leghorn Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
* Heritage Breed 

Brown Leghorn Chicken Breed Information:

Admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874 and originations from Italy, Denmark, and England.  The Leghorn breed of chicken is very athletic, mature early, are hardy, non-sitters and lay very nice large/Xlarge white eggs. Leghorns are good layers of white eggs, laying an average of 280 per year and sometimes reaching 300–320.  They have a good feed-to-egg conversion ratio, needing around 125 grams per day of feed. This chicken breed is great for free range chicken farming or organic free range chicken eggs. Leghorns rarely exhibit broodiness and are thus well suited for uninterrupted egg laying. The Leghorn is a light breed that matures quickly and  is not considered a viable meat producer. Leghorns are active and efficient foragers and are one of the best for free range chickens that can avoid predators. They typically avoid human contact and tend to be nervous and flighty. The brown leghorn chicken breed is one of many great heritage chicken breeds for sale online at Cackle Hatchery® .

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: Mediterranean Class
  • Weights -  Hen -------4 1/2 lbs    Rooster----6 lb
                      Pullet-------4  lbs       Cockerel---5 lbs                   
  • Purpose -  Egg Production
  • Egg Shell Color - White
  • Egg Production - Prolific, 220-300 eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Country of Origin -Italy
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: Recovery chicken breed status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed  
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Brown Leghorn since 1976.


Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them  or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”

Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total. 



Breed  Group Quantity Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Brown Leghorn Straight Run
5 2.48 12.40
Brown Leghorn Straight Run
10 2.43 24.30
Brown Leghorn Straight Run
15 2.28 34.20
Brown Leghorn Straight Run
25 2.13 53.25
Brown Leghorn Straight Run
50 1.92 96.00
Brown Leghorn Straight Run
100 1.77 177.00
Brown Leghorn Pullets
5 2.88 14.40
Brown Leghorn Pullets
10 2.83 28.30
Brown Leghorn Pullets
15 2.73 40.95
Brown Leghorn Pullets
25 2.58 64.50
Brown Leghorn Pullets
50 2.37 118.50
Brown Leghorn Pullets
100 2.23 223.00
Brown Leghorn Cockerels
1-9 2.00 2.00

Brown Leghorn Cockerels
10 1.50 15.00
Brown Leghorn Cockerels
15 1.35 20.25
Brown Leghorn Cockerels
25 1.25 31.25
Brown Leghorn Cockerels
50 1.05 52.50
Brown Leghorn Cockerels
100 .75 75.00

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