I AM IN LANCASTER CA. IT IS WINDY COLD IN WINTER, SUNNY HOT IN SUMMER. I HAVE 11.5 ACRES OF MY OWN AND HUNDREDS OF ACRES THAT CHICKEN CAN ACCESS. I WANT FREE RANGE, COLD/HEAT HARDY. IS WELSUMMER THE ONLY BREED FOR IT? ANY OTHER BREED? IS YOUR CRITERIA FOR CHARACTERISTICS SOUND?
Most of the brown egg laying varieties would be suitable, so there are several breeds to choose from. They tend to be very hardy.
In a "straight run" order of Welsummer chickens what is the approximate number of roosters?
There is no way to know. The orders are being filled out of unsexed birds. Every order will contain different odds.
Excellent WelsummersWe got 10 baby welsummers from you last year, they are still alive, healthy and laying beautiful dark brown eggs like a machine! Couldn't be happier and can't wait to order some more!
Not a good exampleI took the chance and ordered a straight run Welsummer my last order. Received one with both badly curled feet. One foot I was able to get mostly straightened out, the other foot was a lost cause and has a badly curled toe.
She just started laying, and to my disappointment, is laying a light brown egg with hardly any speckling. Won't be buying any more from McMurray...