All our hens are between 5-8 months old and just reaching their laying age. Hens can lay for up to 4-5 years before they stop all together. Hens need up to 14 hours of sunlight to lay. Artificial lighting can be added to keep hens laying through the winter months when the sunlight is less. Fun fact - hens are born with an exact number of eggs she will lay in her life time, so even if she stops laying through the winter months, that just means she will be laying that much longer before she stops.
Welsummers are coveted for the dark reddish-brown speckled eggs. They adapt well to any environment and are excellent foragers. The roosters of this breed are a beautiful sight, and in fact, the rooster you find on the Kellogg’s Cornflake cereal box is a Welsummer named Cornelius.
The Welsummer egg is especially notable and a favorite for egg baskets. They range in a variety of reddish brown colors from terracotta to mahogany, with varying amounts of brown speckles. No two eggs are alike. You can expect around 180+ of these beautiful eggs per year.
Average mature weight: Roosters 6 lbs., Hens 4 1/2 lbs.
Welsummer Laying Hens
Select Pickup Month: Hens will be available for pickup as early as February and through May 2020. Please select which month you would like to pick up your order. Orders will be available the first Friday of each month. If pickup month needs to change, please notify Kris by text as soon as possible. We can not hold orders for more than 7 days. Any orders not picked up will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate all orders but inventory is constantly changing.