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do they lay their eggs before 1 o clock

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Hens will lay from dawn to dusk, and occasionally during the night from the roost, though usually it's a younger hen who does it.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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From what I understand, it takes a little more than 24 hours to make an egg. So mine will start a new cycle with a morning egg, and then lay a little later in the day each successive day, and then eventually take a day off and start a new cycle again with an egg in the morning. For mine a cycle is 3-4 days. That's what mine do, though of course I am sure it is also true that they can lay pretty much any time.
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From what I understand, it takes a little more than 24 hours to make an egg. So mine will start a new cycle with a morning egg, and then lay a little later in the day each successive day, and then eventually take a day off and start a new cycle again with an egg in the morning. For mine a cycle is 3-4 days. That's what mine do, though of course I am sure it is also true that they can lay pretty much any time.


Correct.  It takes approximately 25 hours (though it varies a bit by the individual bird) to make an egg.  I've had hens lay eggs at 4:30 in the afternoon, but then they skip the next day and resume laying the following day.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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Most of my girls lay by 12:00, but I do have a few that regularly lay in the afternoon. There is no set, standard time that they adhere to. They are living animals after all, not egg vending machines.


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Most of my girls lay by 12:00, but I do have a few that regularly lay in the afternoon. There is no set, standard time that they adhere to. They are living animals after all, not egg vending machines.

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Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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