Be honest, how often do you...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tryingtohaveitall, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    check for eggs? I confess, I am addicted. Days that I'm home I probably go out 4-5 times. Occasionally I'll let the kids check, lol! It's just so fun finding eggs! I can't help myself. [​IMG]

  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

    Jul 8, 2008
    Greencastle, In
    I check at LEAST 4 or 5 times. !!!!
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    3 times. Once in the morning before I leave for work, once when I come home for lunch and again when I get home in the evening.

    I go home for lunch to feed my chickens and other animals. Then I drive through somewhere before getting back to the office. [​IMG]
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Mine lay at different times so 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner.

  5. shanonspeeps

    shanonspeeps In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009
    Roll Tide Country
    About 3 times a day if I'm home on the weekend, but during the week- 2 times - before going to work and after work.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    3 times. Unless I hear someone singing away, then I'll go collect my loot.
  7. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

    Jun 12, 2009
    Heck, whenever mine actually start laying, I will probably be out there "snooping" every 5 - 10 minutes. . . .I sure will want to know who is laying, what color eggs they each lay ( RIR; BPR; EE & Americauna). Am hoping that with four distinct "varieties" I will be able to tell which is whose by the color. . . but that could be wishful thinking.

  8. daklander

    daklander In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2009
    Menifee, CA
    two to three times since we have new layers and three yet to start. So far the ones who have started are pretty good with the nesting boxes with only three full?complete eggs and one sans the shell, out of the boxes. Once all the girls are laying the checking will probably settle on twice a day.
  9. StacyK

    StacyK In the Brooder

    May 20, 2009
    Sumner, WA
    LOL!! I had one girl in the box for two hours the other day. I was bugging her every 10 mins to see if she was done. I wanted to verify which color she was laying [​IMG] They've only been at it for 3 weeks now. But I did FINALLY find out she was my pinkish tan layer, my black EE girl.

    When I am home, it really is 4-5 times a day. Otherwise, morning & evening [​IMG]

  10. wombat

    wombat Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    Twice a day, we have a couple afternoon layers.

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