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Hybrid Legbar

Legbar Hybrid Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Hybrid Legbar Chickens

The Legbar Hybrid is a lovely smaller Hybrid chicken, they are prolific layers giving up to 300 blue eggs a year! They are docile and very friendly chickens; they have naturally inquisitive natures and will be happy following you around the garden. They can scratch a lawn so unless you have a big free roaming space only 1 or 2 is recommended as part of your back garden flock.

*Please note, hybrid hens are cross bred and as such about 10% may not lay the specified coloured egg, if you want a guaranteed egg colour then opt for a pure breed chicken*


This indicates that this breed is not aggressive per-se, but not really suited to mix with smaller bantams or to outnumber other breeds, they are better with their own kind or breeds of a similar size and nature.

Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.   

250-300 Medium Blue PA

This breed can lay up to 300 medium to blue/spearmint coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being broody.

More About Legbar Hybrids

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The Legbar Hybrid is a lovely laying hen, originally bred to create blue eggs and lay all year round they have been cross bred with the Legbar Pure Breed hen to create this lovely docile, mid-sized laying hen. They are friendly and docile although they might not be a cuddly chicken, they will be inquisitive and enjoy hanging with you in the garden. As they do have a more docile nature they can be suited to a family setting, they won’t be aggressive with children but may never be a lap chicken.


Legbar Hybrids are perfect for roaming in a more open setting, but can be equally as happy in a smaller back garden provided they have plenty enrichment, grass time and space. They are a medium sized bird so need less room than a regular hybrid chicken, but will peck and be destructive if enclosed for too long. They will scratch about so no more than 2 is recommended for a small space. They love to forage so the perfect setting would be a large walk-in run for when you’re not around, as they can fly, with lots of space to forage outdoors safely. You can use electric fencing to create safe areas for foraging if you have a big space. Hybrids can fly and would like a roosting bar for sleeping at night, they can also manage a house with a ladder or a ramp. Hybrids will need extra supplements to keep them laying well, due to their ability to mass produce eggs they can burn out easily so will need extra vitamins, calcium tonics and a good quality laying pellet feed.


Hybrid Chickens come in many varieties and are usually cross-bred from different pure breeds such as the Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Leghorn. The Legbar is a Hybrid bred with the pure breed Legbar giving fun blue eggs and docile natures. They are not easily stressed and are generally very confident, friendly birds. Hybrid chicken development is quite new and only started in the 1950’s, before the hybrid chicken was created most farmers and poultry keepers kept pure breeds. Hybrids have been created to lay prolific numbers of eggs, but their egg production is short lived, and they tend to slow down after about 3 years of laying. Due to the cross breeding 10% of Hybrids may not give the desired egg colour, for 100% true egg colour opt for a pure breed.

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