Welsummer question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ellevin11, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. ellevin11

    ellevin11 New Egg

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    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!

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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, it's a bit early for her to be singing the egg-laying song. I confess, the Wellies I have are VERY loud; they are the loudest of all. Maybe yours and mine came from the same source and it's genetic!
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Mine are crazy loud too! If they see me come out of the house they go nuts over 200 feet away. I think it's the breed![​IMG]
     
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
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    wow I must have the exception. My girls aren't loud at all. There are a few that let you know when they lay an egg, the rest you'd never know.
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Mine are the quietest birds I have. The sussex definitely outsquawk all the others.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Ours is so quiet! She gives soft little coos if you pet her and that's it.
     
  7. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to say. "Loud" is relative and you didn't mention when, how often, under what circumstances, etc. she squawks.

    Mine will let you know when they've laid an egg but other than that I've never found any of my Wellies to be unusually talkative or loud. That's pullets and hens of course as the cockerels and roosters have no problem letting you know they're alive albeit even they don't crow as often as my Crevecoeur and Ameraucana males.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help but I'm guessing you got an odd ball. Hopefully she doesn't cause you any problems with your neighbors.

    God Bless,
     
  8. SuburbanChickFarmer

    SuburbanChickFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have 1 Welsummer hen and 1 Welsummer roo. The hen is not very noisy, although she is a very nervous hen. She would constantly run up and down the coop or run, clucking under her breath! I actually separated her from the other hens and put her in a coop with the Welsummer roo because my 2 roos weren't getting along as well Now, the roo on the other hand is LOUD, so loud I am afraid he will have to go if neighbors complain since I live in the suburbs. He crows at anything, no matter what time of day or night!
     

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