1st egg or 1st after molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nutmeg259, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. nutmeg259

    nutmeg259 In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2014
    When a hen resumes laying after a molt do the eggs start out smaller? Today there was a very small egg when I went out to collect. The older gals in the flock went through their first molt this fall and a few haven't resumed laying. I have two EE pullets that I expected to start laying months ago.... Either one of my EE lays a plain egg OR one of my older hens laid a tiny one. Thoughts?
  2. nutmeg259

    nutmeg259 In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2014
  3. ShockValue

    ShockValue Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    West Sound, Washington
    We've just finished our first molt. When my hens resumed laying, the eggs were of the same size (or even slightly larger) than when they left off. I would suspect the "EE".

    That's the gamble with EEs. Never know just what kind of egg you're going to get :)
  4. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chirping

    Aug 1, 2014
    Mountains of WNC
    EE's can definitely lay brown eggs. We've got three EE's - one lays brown eggs; one lays blue eggs; one lays green eggs. We also find that all of ours lay roughly the same size egg post-molt. I'd vote for first egg from the EE.

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