2 questions!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Foxhound lady, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    We got our 1st egg this afternoon and for the life of me I thought the girls would be laying in the morning not 3:30 in the afternoon. Is she eventually going to lay in the moring or would she be a afternoon girl

    other question

    About 1:30 this afternoon my little Australop girl (25 weeks) earlobes turned a very pale pink color and the 2 hours later she had her egg. Now her face is much lighter then ever before will it stay this way or will she go back to her pretty red?
  2. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    my hens lay all different times when they are laying lazy #$%&%%. [​IMG]
    As far as face color I never noticed.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i get eggs from 6 am too 6 pm [​IMG]
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    They're normally on a 25 hour cycle. In theory, if one laid at 3:30p today - she'll lay at 4:30pm the next day and so on. Once they work their way to night, they won't lay that day and will lay the next am instead.

    All of this is "best case scenario" and this time of year everyone's birds have become really erratic with the changing weather, moulting and shorter days.

    Congrats on your first egg!

    I've never noticed the colors of my hens faces changing.
  5. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I'll have a couple eggs when I go out at 6:30a and I'll still have a couple hens still in the nest boxes when I go out at 5:30p.

    I have noticed though that since its gotten cold out they seem to be laying a majority of the eggs later in the day. That's all I know [​IMG]
  6. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    South Dakota
    I usually have 3 white eggs in the morning when I get home from work and then the brown eggs in the afternoon. I don't know that there are any differences between the white egg layers and the brown egg layers but that is what mine do anyway. [​IMG]

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