welsummers and going broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ladybug4ut1, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Florida
    will welsummers go broody? i know that some breeds will not but i was wondering if any one knows if welsummers will go broody. i just bought 6 20 week old welsummers and welsummers mix. i bought them for there dark eggs but was wondering if they would do this.

    Thanks for any information regarding this breed.

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  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have welsummer mix and they are good at going broody
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My oldest welsummers are4-5 years old and none have ever gone broody.
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    My Welsummers have never gone broody but I have read that sometimes some will.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Mine hasnt and they are a year old this year.
  6. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    Chebanse, Illinois
    It is very rare that any of our welsummers go broody.
  7. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2011
    Otley, Leeds, England
    WOW this is an old post!! But i'm just going to add that my wellie hen has gone broody frequently and is now setting on eggs due to hatch tommorrow!!! Did yours??
  8. gotta have my peeps!

    gotta have my peeps! Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2011
    Rappahannock, Virginia
    Yes, an old post but ...
    One of my two welsummer hens went broody and hatched two chicks last week. There was a third pip that disappeared. Could she have eaten one? Anyways, she is out in the yard giving lessons to the youngsters as I write.
  9. MyThreesome

    MyThreesome Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2010
    Yes, this is an old original post, but for those still wondering about Welsummers and their broodiness: YES, my one Welsummer has had three long broody spells during the late spring and summer. She's a year old. Because I have no rooster, and therefore won't be needing a broody hen, her determined, long-lasting (almost 3 wks. last time) broodiness is a pain!!! She is such a pretty hen (her parents were state fair champs), and her eggs are lovely--when she lays them--otherwise I'd consider swapping her for a non-broody breed.
  10. cjperrault1

    cjperrault1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2016
    Beaumont texas
    Hatcherie welsummers are typically not broody because they are bred for production,but if they are from a breeder,yes they are broody,sorry late reply by 9 years

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