How many eggs do welsummers lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jackhowell990, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. jackhowell990

    jackhowell990 New Egg

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    Hi, i was just wondering how many eggs welsummers lay a year and the overall opinion of them.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    So far this year, my 2 year old welsummer hen (my original hen - I have more now) has laid 158 eggs. She's been in molt for the past month, so she's not laying right now. She normally lays 2 days with 1 day off, then back to 2 days. (breeder quality)


    They are friendly birds, but not lap chickens. My rooster is easy on the hens, and a great protector of them. I love the breed and the eggs. (the speckled ones are from my original hen)
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  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mine is roughly 200-220 eggs a year, give or take. Breeder quality, no hatchery birds here.

    If you got yours from a hatchery or was from a hatchery stock, production would be a bit higher.
     
  4. hensandchickscolorado

    hensandchickscolorado Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine seems to be 2 days on, one day off as well. She's only been laying a month or so now but she is very consistent and has had perfect eggs from day one!
     
  5. Tatiana110

    Tatiana110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our Welsummer pullet lays 6 eggs, then takes 1 day off, since she started to lay in May. I am actually surprised that she lays that many. Gorgeous very dark chocolate eggs with speckles, still a bit smallish, but getting larger every week now.
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Like everyone stated, it depends on where you get them from. I had 8 that I got from Meyer Hatchery & could not say exactly how many they laid. I know they had nice dark eggs, but took 4 months off every year to molt & molted the first year after only 11 months of laying & the same the second year. They were probably the worst chickens I ever had in that respect. Mine were also some of the meanest chickens I ever had in 22 years. Don't know if that is the norm or Meyer had terrible Welsummers!
     
  7. Tatiana110

    Tatiana110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very interesting!

    Our Welsummers are from a local breeder who uses them to breed Caramel Queens (Cinnamon Queens) sexlinks. They are the friendliest lap chickens, and always at the bottom of the pecking order.
     

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