1st egg or 1st after molt?

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

  1. nutmeg259

    nutmeg259 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
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    nutmeg259 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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