How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

Let’s explore the question how do chickens lay eggs and why it’s not a problem that it comes out of the same opening as you-know-what… Continue Reading

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How Long Eggs are Good For

As a guideline, refrigerated raw shell eggs will keep with minimal quality loss for about 4 to 5 weeks beyond the sell date or about 3 weeks after you bring them home.

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Do I Need a Rooster for Hens to Lay Eggs?

Let’s take a look at the Rooster’s role in the flock…

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I am always surprised when I’m asked this question. I suppose it’s a logical question for those not too familiar with poultry.
Do I need a Rooster for hens to lay eggs?
A rooster does serve a couple of useful purposes to the flock which can be a good thing for the hens and keeper alike. Read Article

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About the Welsummer

The Welsummer rooster is rustic-red and orange in color and the hen is a light and dark brown partridge pattern with gold around the neck area.  This dual purpose large fowl lays  large terracotta dark brown eggs, often with speckles. Expect about 160 eggs per year.

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Features & Color Variations
Single comb, medium wattles, broad chest and back, wide full tail, and 4 toes.  There are three variations of the standard Welsummer, Partridge, Silver Duckwing and the Gold Duckwing. Recognized Varieties: Red Partridge
Behavior
Welsummers are friendly and intelligent, but not considered especially docile. They generally confine well, but prefer to forage. Setter/broody: yes.
Bantams
The Welsummer Bantam lays light brown eggs, and their production is slightly higher than the standard at about 180 eggs per year. Bantams exist in both Partridge and Silver Duckwing colors but are rare.

Origin: Netherlands
Class: Continental
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Dual

Welsummer hen

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How Long Are Eggs Good For?

Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh for? Or how long those store bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there? Read Article How Long Are Eggs Good For?

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