My Welsummer is still laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by larsonll, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

    154
    5
    91
    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    Four of my 5 hens, a Wheaten Maran, an OE, and 2 EEs, have stopped laying with a molt and colder weather here in GA, but my Welsummer is still laying every other day. I read from the standard that the Welsummer hens lay @160 a year...so I guess that's right but I'm surprised that she is still the producer. Anyone?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    39,736
    1,248
    516
    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Mine lay far more than 160 a year. They can take their time to go into molt. I just had a wellie quit laying last week and start her molt.
     
  3. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also live in GA - Ellijay in the mountains - and my Wellies are still laying as are my Australorps and my Barred Rocks. The EE's stopped though with the shorter days. I like to let them go
    'natural' over the winter so don't add light to their coop but I do keep breeds known for continuing
    though slowed down winter laying.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    697
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Oh Welsumers are awesome!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by