Arent chickens supposed to lay in the am?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aliciaford, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. aliciaford

    aliciaford Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 32 laying hens, all between 19-21 weeks. I got my first egg last saturday, about 4pm. [​IMG] I have gotten several eggs this week, never anything in the morning, always after 2pm or so. I even got one the other night about 7pm. I always thought that chickens layed at like 6 am or something. Ok, no laughing, I'm a newbie...[​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Mine lay all day - all the way till bed time.

    If you have a specific hen that you can tell her eggs from the others, you'll notice a slow movement through the days.
    Example, monday she'll lay early morning, Tuesday an hour or so later and so on until its a late night lay - then she misses the next day and starts back to early morning laying!
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Nope, my girls lay anytime of the day!
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our ladies lay between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. They all have their own schedules.

    If your ladies are just starting to lay, it will take them a while to get into a routine.
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of the year my birds lay whenever they want. I had an old gal that passed this summer that laid at daybreak. As soon as it was light enough to move from the perch to a her nest, she was move. Once finished she would go back to the perch to finish sleeping. I only caught 'Old Hefty' on the nest a couple times. Most mornings I would just find a fresh, really warm, jumbo size egg when I opened the houses in the mornings. As she got older the eggs only came every 2-3 days.

    During the summer, my birds lay in the mornings. If one lays during the day after it starts getting hot I may find the egg anywhere. That includes their mud holes I make for them to stand in to cool off.

    Matt
     
  6. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all lay around noon, being finished by 3pm. Once in awhile I'll have one in morning.
     
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some welsummers that lay late afternoon...all the others lay morning to early afternoon.
     
  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this is just a teenage phase. hard for teens to do ANYthing in the morning . . .
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    One person here had a chicken that laid an egg every 25 hours. Sometimes the hen "sleep laid" from her roost.
     
  10. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lay anytime before daylight (they feel their way to the nest box) until before dark....I thought hens always laid before noon until I started raising them. As long as they produce...I'm happy [​IMG]
     

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