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My chickens lay eggs in the AFTERNOON!!! what's wrong?????

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My NHR and BA lay their eggs in mid-afternoon. What's wrong with them? I've read and heard that they're SUPPOSED to lay an hour before sunrise. Are they sick or something? idunno

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Owning,
1 lab liberty, 1 cat lady jane grey, 4 kittensivanhoe,rowhena,may,meetoo, 15 chickens margret,Ileen,dove,lucy,murray,clooney,pet,patty,guineas, 3 snails chico,harpo,groucho, 2 hermit crabsclick and clack, phantom mouse, 2 show bunniessir richard,fancy, a soontohave cow supper, a wannahave horse, and a most beautiful wipperwill......wipperwill  GO BLUEGRASS! 
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post #2 of 23

Nope, they're just not morning chickens.  Nothing wrong there.

What's redneck elsewhere is "green" in Oregon.

1 husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 3 goats, 59 chicks, 22? assorted hens, 1 stupid rooster, a rooster in waiting, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks, no partridge, and no pear tree.  This is what happens when you deny your children pet birds.
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What's redneck elsewhere is "green" in Oregon.

1 husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 3 goats, 59 chicks, 22? assorted hens, 1 stupid rooster, a rooster in waiting, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks, no partridge, and no pear tree.  This is what happens when you deny your children pet birds.
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post #3 of 23

LOL, Ther is nothing wrong with them, sometimes mine will lay in the late afternoon to around 6 in the evening.

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>R.I.P. TO ALL OUR BABYS!!! WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!    http://shay5134.webs.com/       http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/shay20_2009/
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post #4 of 23

Your hens are just fine. 
Their egg-laying cycle runs about 24-26 hours.  My hens lay at different times, sometimes before 9am, sometimes around noon, sometimes a bit later, then will skip a day every few weeks. 
Take a deep breath, relax...its ok!

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post #5 of 23

Yeah mine have been moving into the late afternoon as well.  I think it has to do with the fact that they all want to lay in the same nest box and so they've regulated themselves so they can take their own time slot.  Drives me nuts because I have six places for them to lay and they all want to lay in the same darn nest!

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Lavender Orpingtons and one little white Silkie.   Currently seeking a mixed flock of pullets for my hen pen.  ISO Ameraucana - Cinnamon Queens - Black Copper Marans - Olive Eggers = 2 pullets each. 
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post #6 of 23

Yep. mine do it too.  Perfectly normal!  I think it might be because it's still a little cold up here, even though we're only getting about 6 hours of darkness at night.

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post #7 of 23

Mine lay morning, noon, and late afternoon.

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"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
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post #8 of 23

I have early shifters and late shifters as well. Totally normal. They can lay any time of day, and amount of feed, lack or lots of water, and weather can shift their schedules.

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post #9 of 23

mine lay up until 4:00 nothing wrong with them smile

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Best darn kid in the world, and some great fowl too.
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post #10 of 23

I have 7 hens and they all lay eggs at varying times of the day, up until about 4 or 5 in the afternoon.  No worries!

1 chihuahua, Gizmo;  1 DD who's  19 and 1 fabulous DH.  1 Welsumer, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Partridge Penedesenca, 1 Rhode Island Red, 3 Easter Egger, 1 Ancona, 1 Giant Barred Cochin, and 1 Golden Sexlink,  all pullets as far as I know.

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1 chihuahua, Gizmo;  1 DD who's  19 and 1 fabulous DH.  1 Welsumer, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Partridge Penedesenca, 1 Rhode Island Red, 3 Easter Egger, 1 Ancona, 1 Giant Barred Cochin, and 1 Golden Sexlink,  all pullets as far as I know.

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