Discover the charming Welsummer breed, originating from the quaint village of Welsum in the eastern Netherlands. The Welsummer is famous for their beautiful, speckled terracotta eggs. These chickens make a striking addition to any backyard but are also productive layers with between 160 to 250 eggs laid annually. They are also calm and good with families.

  • Good with families
  • Terracotta/speckled coloured eggs
  • Can live up to 13 years

We don't offer delivery for live chickens. If you're interested in buying Welsummer you can register your interest in to be notified about ages, prices and dates of availability!

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Welsummers are a cherished breed, famous for their calm and gentle demeanour, which makes them ideal for families. This attractive breed, known for its partridge, gold duckwing, and silver duckwing colours, brings a touch of European charm to your backyard.

The breed is renowned for its good egg-laying capabilities, producing between 160 to 250 eggs per year. The eggs are a distinctive terracotta shade, often adorned with speckles, adding a unique character to your egg collection. Notably, the Welsummer breed matures relatively quickly, reaching maturity between 22 and 26 weeks (5 to 6 months).

The Welsummer also has an impressive lifespan of 9-13 years if well taken care of and fed good feed, ensuring long-term companionship. They are known for their calm and docile temperament, which, when combined with their striking looks and productive laying habits, makes them a popular choice for backyard chicken owners.

Delivery time depends on your location and the shipping method you choose. We dispatch orders every business day (excludes weekends and public holidays), with online orders generally shipped the same day if received before 8 am. 

Once dispatched, standard delivery will arrive within approximately:

  • Melbourne metro: 3–5 business days
  • Regional Victoria: 7–10 business days
  • Interstate cities: 5–14 business days
  • Non-Victorian regional areas: 10–22 business days

If you select express shipping at checkout, this will normally reduce the arrival date by one to two business days.

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Both Giuliana and her husband Jason are from an educational background and love talking to and interacting with customers. Warmly welcoming families to the farm is always a joy and they love watching the excitement of children seeing the hens, often for the first time. 

Supporting, encouraging, and providing best practice information to families is a priority along with answering any and all questions. Staff are thoroughly trained, friendly, and approachable so that they are able to provide expert advice and support for families both new and experienced in keeping backyard chickens.


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