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post #21 of 26

2 of mine lay in the morning before I even get down there to let them out. That's around 6:45. I have had the BO's lay as late as 5:00 in the afternoon. With mine I just never know.

post #22 of 26

If I'm not mistaken chickens lay every 26 to 27 hours so it should be later everyday until a day is skipped then laying in the morning again.  The weather and shorter days factor in as well.

Started off with 6 chicks last April, we are now up to 30 ranging from 1 month old silkies to 7 month old RIR,BR,Buffs.
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Started off with 6 chicks last April, we are now up to 30 ranging from 1 month old silkies to 7 month old RIR,BR,Buffs.
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post #23 of 26

My BO and EE layed their first eggs a week ago. Both layed 5 eggs each in the past week and each are laying from 12 noon to 2 pm.


Edited by redram71 - 11/29/11 at 7:15am
post #24 of 26

Today it was between 6am and 11:30!

3 RI, 4 black sex links, 1 beautiful golden sex link, 3 leghorns, 3 EE's

Dental assistant for 32 years:  Chickens don't have teeth
                                                 Don't be a chicken!!!
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3 RI, 4 black sex links, 1 beautiful golden sex link, 3 leghorns, 3 EE's

Dental assistant for 32 years:  Chickens don't have teeth
                                                 Don't be a chicken!!!
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post #25 of 26
I am waiting on myfirst egg still, my Cuckoo Marans , and two of my black stars combs have went dark red in the last week and several times I have seen the CM going into the nest boxes. I have 11 hens (6 older birds and 5 3 month old pullets ), I feel like an expect father.....
post #26 of 26

Hi, I was actually pondering the same question.  I am new to chickens, I have two.  I had my first egg almost a week ago now but nothing since, she laid it mid-afternoon.  I understand that there can be a gap of a few days after the first egg so am eagerly anticipating another!  I had assumed they would lay in the morning but I can see this isn't always the case!

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