At what time of the day do hens lay there eggs ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oegbantamsftw, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. oegbantamsftw

    oegbantamsftw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2012
    I want to know because my hen keeps switching nesting spots and would like to follow her at specific time or the eggs will rot or she will go broody in an unsafe place I have made her a nesting box and it looks like she uses it but dose not soil it nor do she lay eggs she is an old english game bantam that lays every three days obviously I cant wake up at 4am and follower her for 4 days until 11:30am (CUT TO THE CHASE)

    (((supposedly they lay there eggs between 6 up to 11:30 that what I've been told and seen on the web)))
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]. I don't have chickens but all of my waterfowl lay early in the morning.
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    My hens lay their eggs when they are ready. morning or night. they dont have a specific time to lay their eggs. they average almost 10:30 in the morning. But some came later around 4 pm.
  4. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    I have over 60+ birds. They lay at different times of the day. Mostly in the morning and late evening.
    This all depends on the weather. If it is hot, they only lay during cool hours. If it is cold, they like to lay during mid-day.

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