Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens.

This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see.

They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ less than one hundred years ago in the Netherlands.

They are popular in the UK and Australia but have yet to have a huge following here in the US, which is surprising since they are an advertising ‘superstar’. Remember Cornelius (The Kellogg’s rooster)? He is a Welsummer rooster!

Keep reading to learn all you need to know about Welsummers including their temperament, egg laying ability, broodiness and more…

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