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

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

  1. EatOrganicWeeds

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    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

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    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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