Cackle Hatchery

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

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Welsummer Chicken Flock of Hen and Rooster

Flock of Welsummer Chicken Hens and Rooster

Welsummer Group of Chicks

Welsummer Group of Chicks

Welsummer chicken's lay a darker brown egg 

Welsummer chicken's lay a darker brown egg. Photo shows 3 Welsummer eggs compared to a regular brown egg and white eggs.

Thank you Cackle Hatchery! Morgan County Fair - July 31, 2009 
      Reserve Champion Cock (Welsummer Chicken) Thanks, McKenzie Brown, Henley, MO.

Thank you Cackle Hatchery!
Morgan County Fair - July 31, 2009
Reserve Champion Cock (Welsummer Chicken)
Thanks, McKenzie Brown, Henley, MO.

Egg Color Chart
Welsummer Eggs are #5-#7 Shades

Welsummer Chicken Breed


Welsummer Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts

Welsummer Chicken Breed Information

The Welsummer Chicken is a Dutch breed named after the village of Welsum in Holland, developed in the 1900's. It was first imported into this country in 1928 for its large brown egg. The Welsummer eggs will vary in tints of dark brown eggs and most of the eggs will have a real dark speckled pigment in the egg shell. The Welsummer is a large, upright, active bird with a broad back, full breast, large full tail. and a single comb with a docile and friendly personality. The famed Kellogg’s Rooster was a Welsummer Chicken. The Welsummer Chicken Roosters are glorious with their beautiful shades of red and black. They are a fast growing bird and a very rare breed here in the United States. Admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1991.

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental

  • Weights Hen -------6 lbs       Rooster----7 lb
                       Pullet-------5  lbs       Cockerel---6 lbs                   

  • Purpose Exhibition

  • Egg Shell Color -  Dark Brown Egg

  • Egg Production - 180+ eggs per year. (*estimates only, see FAQ)

  • Country of Origin -Holland

  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC: Not Listed 

  • Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Welsummer’s since 1998.


Cackle Hatchery has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them  or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”
Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age  You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total.



Breed  Group Quantity Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Welsummer Straight Run 5 2.90 14.50
Welsummer Straight Run 10 2.80 28.00
Welsummer Straight Run 15 2.70 40.50
Welsummer Straight Run 25 2.60 65.00
Welsummer Straight Run 50 2.45 122.50
Welsummer Straight Run 100 2.30 230.00
Welsummer Pullets 5 3.40 17.00
Welsummer Pullets 10 3.35 33.50
Welsummer Pullets 15 3.25 48.75
Welsummer Pullets 25 3.10 77.50
Welsummer Pullets 50 2.85 142.50
Welsummer Pullets 100 2.75 275.00
Welsummer Cockerels 1-9 2.15 2.15

Welsummer Cockerels 10 2.00 20.00
Welsummer Cockerels 15 1.90 28.50
Welsummer Cockerels 25 1.80 45.00
Welsummer Cockerels 50 1.70 85.00
Welsummer Cockerels 100 1.50 150.00

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