About Welsummer Chickens
chickens are best known for their dark brown, speckled eggs, as well as having
red partridge color. This makes them great as layers and equally as great as
show birds. Welsummers are an all-around simple and friendly breed. Hens can
become broody late in the spring, but otherwise are easy to get along with.
have just the single red comb atop their head with bodies built for egg laying.
The males have tails held fairly high while the hens have folded tails that
accentuate their laying status. Their eyes have a dark red coloring surrounding
them and their legs are yellow, though the color will slowly fade the more eggs
they lay until they are eventually a pale white.
best when they have a large yard to roam around. While the added space may seem
like a bother, they make up for this by their excellent foraging abilities,
meaning they practically feed themselves. Egg production drops significantly in
the winter, so make sure to provide them with a nice warm coop.