Anyone else have whiny Welsummers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickensAreSweet, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Why are my Welsummers sooooooooooo whiny?

    Bawk-bawk-baaaaawwwwwwkkk. They say, and give me the stink-eye!!!

    Almost every day. When everyone else looks content!

    It really makes me feel guilty. But there's nothing to be done!!!

    Anyone else?
  2. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    ME ME I DO I DO [​IMG] [​IMG] there she is her names Marilyn
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    I hated my Wellies, evil little chickens [​IMG]
  4. krobin04

    krobin04 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2010
    Lincoln County
    they fuss all day long, fuss at me- fuss at eachother...
  5. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I only have two wellies and one is a WILD child. None of my flock have their wings clipped, but the wellies might be the first. All the rest of the birds stay in the large free range area (even the leghorns). The wellies refuse to stay in there and fly out and into the unfenced and unprotected areas of my yard. The free range area is fenced to protect from dogs, plus there are lots of palmento bushes to hide in and there are lots of trees for shade.

    The wellies are the LOUDEST complainers over the nesting boxes.

    They remind me of the leghorns - - - only more wild. . . .
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    My wellies are quiet UNTIL they lay their egg, then the whole world can hear their egg song. Mine are also friendly and curious, but do not like to be held. (including my rooster)

    I have heard there is a big difference between hatchery welsummers and breeder welsummers. Mine are from a breeder.
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Pretty girl!!!!!

  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thank you all for your responses!


    It's good to hear that I'm not doing something wrong. I guess they are just that way.
  9. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 Wellies that are around 20 weeks old. They are not real social and try to stay away from people. The other birds (BO, BA, Dominique, SS) are fine. They'll come running when I come outside, mostly to check to see if I brought them anything! [​IMG] The only other chickens that match my Wellies for being standoffish/flighty are two of my 3 EEs. [​IMG]
  10. keliejc

    keliejc Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Waterford Township, MI
    My Welsummer is two and a half years old and a hatchery bird. She is the bossiest one in the flock and pretty independent - doesn't mind foraging away from the rest. She scolds and nags, but is fairly friendly. She is also the only one who laid throughout last winter.

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