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Welsumers not laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ske1806, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. ske1806

    ske1806 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2010
    Patterson, New York
    My Welsumer hens have just about stopped laying eggs. Is the breed known to stop laying eggs early on in winter?
  2. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Eastern IA
    The breeder I bought mine from told me they are seasonal layers. I have five and only 1 is still laying about every other day.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yes they will stop laying in the winter.

    My LF Welsummers lay from end of Jan to beginning of Feb to the end of Sept to end of October so that is good production going on. Got one that is going to be four years old, lays every day.

    They are not known to be winter layers unless you equip with lights during the winter time.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I have 2 wellie girls. One has quit completely, but she is also molting as she has no tail feathers. The other girl, Cleopatra, is still laying every other day.

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