Anyone have a pullet lay at 8:00PM?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dbounds10, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I let the girls out every night at 7pm for them to range before bed. At 7:45 Olga goes RUNNING into the run and jumped in the coop and headed for a box. Everyone went in to roost about 8:10 and she was still on the nest. I went out at 8:30 (full dark) and she was still on the nest. I turned the light on and got the egg and pushed her out of the nest. She jumped up on the roost and went to bed....lights out.

    I have never heard of a hen laying that late at night, is that common?
  2. Cakela

    Cakela Chirping

    Aug 12, 2011
    Southern New Hampshire
    Is it her first egg? or has been been laying for a while? When my girls started laying the times varied a lot but have gotten earlier with time. I found an egg once after 9pm. Now I get all 5 in the morning to late afternoon.
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Shes been laying for about a week now, every one before noon.
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Odd. If she's a new layer I suppose this issue will stop with time [​IMG]
  5. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Songster

    Jan 10, 2011
    Durant, Oklahoma
    My hens have been laying for weeks and I get eggs all day long. Usually not late at night, but I still check when I put them to bed and once I did find an egg.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, all the time. They lay at all times of day.
  7. sham30

    sham30 In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2009
    I have a hen who lays at night, she has always done it and if I am not out in time someone eats it [​IMG] She is a year and a half old now.

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