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Welsumers and White leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mrcman, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. mrcman

    mrcman In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2011
    NW Pa.
    I did a search on this site on Welsumers and found a thread that describes them as terribly aggressive. I planned on ordering 24 Welsumers and 12 White Leghorn chicks for a spring deliveery. Will they all co-exist without the Welsumers killing the Leghorns??
    Also, are there any recommendations as to a good trustworthy hatchery to order my chicks from??
    Thanks for any and all sugestions and help.

  2. SmallFlocker207

    SmallFlocker207 In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2013
    Meyer hatchery is a great hatchery. I have several welsummers and leghorns. When they were chicks they never EVER were agressive at all, and arent to this day.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    You got to be kidding me...I never seen anyone saying they are terribly aggressive LOL! Unless they got it from a hatchery, they are aggressive in most cases. If you get one from a breeder, you should not have to deal with an aggressive rooster. Breeders are careful who they select.

    You might pay a bit more for breeder's Welsummers than hatchery Welsummers. You would be glad you did!
  4. My wife and I have one Welsummer cock that loves to attack here feet all the time, but he leaves me alone and the others dont do anything to us. As far as other cocks he is aggressive as any other bird would be, but I have Welsummer cockerals and Dark Brown Leghorn cockerals that raised together and fully grown live together. So in all they are not bad.

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