I have had chickens for two years now and have always collected in late afternoon when I went out to feed my other animals. I would get a broken one maybe every 2 or 3 months. Well they have started to lay again since it warmed up here in Florida and I have been getting more and more broken eggs. I was reading in book about chickens that you should collect eggs a couple times a day. I was wonder how often most people collect and when do they collect? should I be collecting more than once a day. I only have 42 hens, and am getting a dozen a day right now. I have 18 that won't be old enough to lay till April. Thanks and have a GREAT week.