Hens require a dry small quiet spot to lay their daily eggs. When choosing a place, keep in mind it needs to be easily accessible for you to collect the daily eggs. I use a lawn mower catcher or an old picnic basket with a hole cut in the front. Provide some dry, soft nesting material. Pine needles, lavender stalks, pennyroyal leaves and rosemary stems can all be added to help deter lice and mites. The Welsummer breed originated from Holland. It is a light breed laying around 200 – 260 brown eggs a year. The hens are brown with a golden neck. They make good backyard chooks as they are used to confinement but if let out at times they are good at foraging, thus keeping food bills down.
With all the rain we have had check that your worms aren’t waterlogged. If you open up the worm farm and notice that all your worms are up under the lid it is too wet for them. I keep the drainage tap of my worm farm open at all times with a bucket underneath to collect the fluid.