We know all three of our Sulmtaler bantams have recently started laying, and have contributed at least 14 eggs between them in the last seven days, with 2 or 3 extra coming from one or both of our Polish (Casserole is definitely laying, but we can't be sure Roast has followed her lead).
We understood that bantam hens weren't that prolific, and that in general didn't really bother laying during the winter months either.
Are the Sulmtalers just in overdrive, or actually a really good laying breed? All information online suggests 'up to 2 eggs a week', but it looks like Bumblebee, Sonic, and Agro are giving us 3-4 at the moment! No 'practice eggs' either, they seem to have all just decided to do it properly from the off.
Will we be flooded with eggs once the gale force winds and torrential rain has abated, and we move in to spring/summer? Is this an anomaly whilst they initially work out the whole egg laying business?
Any thoughts and input would be greatly appreciated.
J & K