Chicken Breeds : ‘Welsummer’
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
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.