Chicken Breeds : ‘Welsummer’

Welsummer Chicks

These Welsummer chicks have been hatched and raised by a barred rock hen. In the first video they are about 10 days old. In the second video the Welsummer chicks are about a month old and are enjoying an ear of corn :-)

Growth of Welsummer Pullet

Photos of welsummer pullet from 3 days to 7 weeks

Welsummer Chickens

The Welsummer is a dual purpose breed of chicken which originated at the beginning of the 20th century in The Netherlands from a small village called Welsum. The breed was developed using Rhode Island Reds, Barnevelders, Partridge Leghorns, Cochins and Wyandottes. By the 1930’s the Welsummer breed had become well established. They are a hardy breed and known for laying large dark brown eggs.

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Seperating the Pullets