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Friday 4 May, 2012

by Rosemary at 9:44am in Poultry 4 comments Comments closed

Our Black Orpington has gone broody, so Dan picked up 13 Welsummer eggs from TAS's "cooped-up" on Wednesday night, so instead of two wee cream pullet eggs, she's now mum to 13 large, dark brown eggs. She doesn't seem to mind though smiley.

We haven't put eggs under a broody for a long time and I donated our incubator to a school project, so we're hoping that we'll get a half decent hatch.

We've never had Welsummers before, but they have a reputation as a good dual purpose breed and the males are indentifiable at hatching, so we'll know what we've got. And hopefully we'll have some dark egg laying hens to bring into our laying flock.

Comments

Diana

Sunday 6 May, 2012 at 4:56pm

Good luck with your Welsummers!

claire

Sunday 6 May, 2012 at 5:06pm

I always loved the multi-coloured eggs when the box is opened. good luck with hatching!

cooped-up

Monday 7 May, 2012 at 8:59pm

Hi rosemary we have had 11 welsummer eggs hatch out of 12 at the weekend so fertility is good, cute chicks so best of luck

Rosemary

Monday 7 May, 2012 at 9:55pm

@cooped-up - I'll tell the Orpington tomorrow. No pressure :-)

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