Pros: Great egg layers, calm, broody
Cons: Easily spooked, runs from humans
I bought two welsummer hens and while they're very calm and nice, they do not like human contact. I bought them while they were about 7 months old so it could be because of the person who had them before me but no matter how much I hold them and take care of them, they still run from me. They're great egg layers though. They're also broody. Update: My hens hatched healthy baby chicks this summer and take care of all them very well so I would say they're excellent mothers.