Sultan laid an EGG!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nupine, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    [​IMG] My sultan bantam laid her first egg today! She is 10 months old, which is quite pathetic. The egg was really weird looking, bloody, pointed on to, wrinkled. But at least it was an egg. I have 2 sultan hens, the roo died last June. So I have them in a run with a cochin roo, who I don't know what to do with. But I am soooooo happy, I ate the special egg in my French Toast today! Hopefully I can find a roo soon. How many eggs should I expect from my sultans?I have heard they are not good layers.
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Congratulations! Yay! First egg! [​IMG]
    I'd be slightly concerned, however, if I were you. Ten months is a long time before the first egg, and then for it to come out all weird...
    Of course, she may just be one of those hens that takes a while to get her reproductive system in gear. Hopefully that is all it is!
    I'm not familiar with the breed, so I don't know what you should be expecting for production.
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California

    I have two 10 Month old Ameraucanas and one just layed her first egg 4 days ago. The other one hasnt started yet. They are major slackers,lol.
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007

    It took forever for my Sultan hen to start laying too. And its very rare that we get any eggs out of her, she's a freeloader [​IMG]
  5. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    She laid another, more normal, egg today![​IMG] 2 eggs in 3 days, not too bad for a sultan.[​IMG]
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Glad to hear the next egg was more normal. Yay!

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