Welsummer question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ellevin11, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. ellevin11

    ellevin11 Hatching

    5
    0
    7
    Oct 20, 2008
    I have a 4 month old Welsummer who is unusually loud. It is definitely a she -- there's no crowing -- but she squawks and screams as loudly as a rooster might. Has anyone noticed this with their Welsummers? Will it go away? We live in the city, and I'm afraid the neighbors might start complaining if it doesn't!

    Thanks
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    21,908
    79
    418
    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I have one Wellie girl that just talks alot and the rest of the three does not. It all depends on your tolerance (your neighbors too) if you need to keep her or not. It usually will not go away with age LOL!

    If you must, you may have to find her a home.
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Mine are crazy loud too! They are 9 mos. old and have been loud for months! I think it's the breed.[​IMG]
     
  4. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Songster

    690
    58
    171
    Oct 9, 2008
    Illinois
    My welsummer (chippy) is really only loud when she needs in the nest box and there are other hens in them. She was escaping out of the pen to lay them but, we fixed that problem. She does get really mad when I bring bread or some kind of treat out and I don't hand feed her [​IMG] .
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  5. mothergoose

    mothergoose Songster

    1,019
    137
    241
    Jan 12, 2007
    Chebanse, Illinois
    I don't think my welsummers are any louder than any of our other chickens. They don't seem loud but maybe I am to used to being around hundreds of birds...[​IMG]

    Christie
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine seem fairly quiet.
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    6,026
    23
    263
    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Mine are not loud and obnoxious and I hatched them from eggs that came out of Mothergoose's stock. [​IMG]

    I do have a leghorn pullet that's screaming for a date with a hatchet. [​IMG]
     
  8. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    1,911
    24
    201
    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    My two Welsummers NEVER shut up, at least when I was around. I never knew if they were begging or they were unhappy or just Chatty Cathys. The were gentle and calm just very noisy
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,575
    114
    421
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    I got Wellies from Mothergoose, and they are the loudest ones I have. But, I really ENJOY the chicken chat, so it doesn't bother me. If they are ever quiet, I'll know something's wrong, too! And, you sure CAN'T beat those gorgeous eggs they lay!
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    14,106
    26
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    The two pullets I have are really reserved and quiet. I've never really heard anything out of them.

    From reading everyone's different posts here, it seems that it all depends on the stock they come from.

    I hope she calms down for you though. Welsummers are one of my most favorite breeds. They are lovely birds and lay gorgeous eggs! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by