first eggs after moulting.... is anything different about them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EatOrganicWeeds, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. EatOrganicWeeds

    EatOrganicWeeds New Egg

    Apr 29, 2012
    Some of our one year old EEs have resumed laying after their first moult. These eggs seem larger than normal.

    I'm wondering; is there anything different about these eggs nutritionally, or hormonally?
    Considering what the hen's internal processes have been through over the past few months; shifting gears from the re-feathering back into the egg laying..... What's going on in there?
    What are the hormonal changes and how is this reflected in the first couple of eggs?

    Is this a silly question?

    Thanks in advance for any insight.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    As hens mature, their eggs become somewhat larger. Also eggs after a molt or 'break' in egg laying are generally a darker color that may fade as the cycle goes on. Nutritionally I doubt that there is much difference in eggs during the course of a laying cycle.

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