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Single Comb Brown Leghorns
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
SCBC Males $2.16 $1.91 $1.87 $1.63 $1.52 $1.45
SCBP Females $3.27 $3.02 $2.93 $2.82 $2.69 $2.61
SCBS Straight Run $2.87 $2.62 $2.56 $2.49 $2.42 $2.25
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Mediterranean
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: excellent
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: excellent
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: poor
Weeks to Maturity: 19
Freerange: best
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 6 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: recovering
These are generally recognized as the most colorful of the Leghorn family and like all Leghorns lay white eggs, are nonsetters, have large combs and white ear lobes, and yellow skin, shanks and feet. Our Brown Leghorns have been improved over the years by the introduction of the world famous Danish strain. The male is very handsome with orange hackle and saddle and black stripes in center of each feather. The female is a medium brown with delicate penciling; wings are a darker brown and breast is salmon colored. The chicks are striped like little chipmunks, and are so lively when just a few hours old that we can hardly take the lid off the box without having them jump over the sides.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
Beautiful birds indeed!
I have ordered from McMurray hatchery for the last five years because of the great variety and wonderful quality of their birds. For the first time ever, one of my orders came and we had some fatalities due to a shipping mishap. This was no fault of McMurray but when I called and told them, they were quick to offer a replacement of ALL the lost chicks with no charge! This was not expected but GREATLY appreciated! THANK YOU MCMURRAY for being such a TOP NOTCH company! EVERY time I have called your employees have always been polite, respectful and helpful! And your birds are THE BEST!!
We received our leghorns in good health. They started eating at once and now are 11 days old. They have more than doubled in size. The extra chick was a Silver Spangled Hamburg. We really like it and can tell it apart from all the others. Our grandchildren are really excited with the new babies.
We received our mixed order of chickens yesterday and they are fabulous, as always. However we think that the SC Brown Leghorn chicks are the prettiest ones among all the types we ordered. They are so lively and energetic! Thank you so much for your consistently excellent chicks. We would never dream of getting chicks anywhere else.
Just received my 26 Single Comb Brown Leghorn, all arrived to Georgia happy. I am 100% satisfied with my order. Also received two free chicks one being a Golden Sebright.
In my order I had 25 Brown Leghorns, all arrived safe and healthy. Thanks for another bunch of quality chicks. You can't go wrong with McMurray!
These chickens are my favorite out of my flock. They are very friendly but, can be a little flighty and are always full of energy. Great chicken for anyone who wants a great looking bird in there flock... Jerry Little Valley NY.
Thank you McMurray Hatchery for our chickens. All arrived healthy and happy. We look forward to raising them and getting eggs from them next year! We will use you again!
I received my order of 25 Single Comb Brown Leghorns and an extra chick--a Buff Cochin. All arrived in great shape. If all goes as planned, I'll have a steady supply of eggs this winter and well into next year. The quality of your chicks is much appreciated.
These chickens are my favorite out of our flock. They are very friendly but can be a little flighty and are always full of energy. Great by for anyone who wants a great looking bird and lots of eggs.
This is the 2nd year ordering from McMurray I have some outstanding White Leghorns from last year (best layers). This year it's the New Hamshire Reds and Brown Rose comb Leghorns. You can't go wrong with McMurray Stock.
These leghorns are by far the most consistent layers of nice white eggs of all my hens. They are sleek and beautiful, and like to hang around while I'm doing chores. I recommend!
These hens are so hardy and lay the largest eggs we have ever seen! We are adding the Rose-Comb this year.
Our 4-H always orders our birds from you as a group. My friend, Colleen, ordered two Single Comb Brown Leghorns and showed them at the fair. Her Leghorn pullet won Grand champion. We are all very pleased with your birds and so many people have joined the poultry group that we have to make two orders to get all the birds. Jacob from Pennsylvania
These Leghorns have been a great addition to our flock. If your looking for a white egg layer these chickens are a good choice. They have a good feed to egg converion and their eggs are very uniform in shape. They have alot of energy. Scott Montgomery, Sperryville, VA