I have a chance to buy something....What would you do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mommi3130, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    I have a chance to get a breeding trio of Welsummers, I think they are very nice birds and love the color of the eggs. But are they a good layer? Are they a calm bird? Is it a good breed? Please tell me what you think. Thanks!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi Mommi-

    Welsummers are on the larger side--Males being around 7 lbs and females are around 6 lbs. They are good layers (not excellent, but good), and they are pretty gentle and not a real loud breed. They also can go broody.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I love my welsummers. Gentle bird, relatively quiet, beautiful eggs. I keep a separate flock of just welsummers.
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a trio of Welsummers a few weeks ago and I couldn't be happier with them! The Roos are some of the most beautiful of all breeds and he is very protective of his girls without being aggressive with toward humans. I also love the dark colored eggs. Don't expect them to lay like RIR or Rocks but they still lay pretty regularly. I get about 4 eggs per week from each hen.

    Hope you decide to purchase them. I believe within a few weeks, you will be saving up eggs for the incubator! Welsummers and Marans are addictive~

    James
    Ringgold GA
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I absolutely LOVE my little welsummer! She is too darn cute! I want more already! Here she is..
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  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Love my wellies! My rooster is so sweet and protective of his ladies. He sees the hawks before I do!

    The girls just started laying in April. For the month of May, I got 23 eggs from 1 and 26 from the other. In June, I got 26 from each of them. Their eggs are already as large as some of my 1 1/2 year old hens.
     
  7. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have a young hen, given to me by a nice lady on BYC, she is my favorite. She is quiet and gentle, comes and talks to me and sits in my lap. I really like this breed, if your situation is good for a breeding trio, I would recommend Welsummers [​IMG]


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