Yay! My Sultan Hen LAID AN EGG!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rare Feathers Farm, May 2, 2008.

  1. [​IMG] I got out to the coop this morning and found a tiny, but well-formed WHITE egg! So I know it's HER! (The other hens all lay brown!) YIPPEE!

    The bad part was that she laid in the run! [​IMG]
     

  2. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    Yipee!!!!!!!!!! My sultan hens first started laying at 10 months! And the eggs were weird looking!!!!! I heard you wanted some white sultan bantam eggs, I would sell you some really good ones super cheap, but my two roos are only 2-3 months old. [​IMG]:mad: Hope you get more eggs.
    Ashlyn
     
  3. Must Be Losing It

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    That's exciting. I just bought some Sultan chicks. How are they as adults?
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    All I can say is...make the most of it LOL
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

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    Uh oh! Will I regret this?
     

  6. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
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    No, they're just not the most frequent layers. If they lay, buy a lottery ticket that day! They have spates when they'll lay, but they stop as soon as they start. I haven't had one lay more than 40 eggs in a year.
     
  7. Must Be Losing It

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    I can live with that. I just bought them to spice up my flock. Phew. You had me scared for a moment that I had bought the Hannibal Lecter of chickens.
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    LOL The roosters can be, but the hens aren't.
     
  9. Tutter

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    Congratulations! How exciting! [​IMG]
     

  10. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    Sultan are one of the least aggressive birds. I am probably the oddball, everywhere I hear, people say sultan lay like 1 tiny egg a week, if that. Well I get about 5 a week or more from my hens, and they are probably the largest bantam eggs I've ever seen. They just didn't lay an egg till they were 9 months old. They started last late fall and have been prolific all winter, with no light. And these are NOT crosses!!!!!!!!!! I got them from a director of the APA, and they meet the standard excellently. Good luck!! Congrats!!!
     
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