Benefit of molt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by duckinnut, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    As my seasoned girls are going through and coming out of molt, I am reaping the benefit from it. As aggrevating as it is with egg numbers all over the place when you become used to solid output the dividends are awesome. The girls who have exited molt are now laying solid x-large eggs, [​IMG] though yet to see where my daily count will be. Might start grading the eggs and charge more and leave it to my new girls to lay the medium/large ones. Has anyone gone through this change of laying? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yes, most of my breeds laid much larger eggs after their first molt. The most noticeable was my BR. And they are still laying great at 2 1/2 years old.

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