Do they lay at the same time each day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epona4, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Do the gals tend to lay around the same time each day? Or maybe a better question would be how long does it tend to take for them to recover?

    Just got our first egg yesterday and it's something I'd never thought of. I realize with it being her first egg, it's very likely we won't see another for a few days.
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Not at the same time but they do have a definite cycle. My BSL has been laying nearly 2 weeks and I've determined that she lays:
    Day 1 - 7a
    Day 2 - 10a
    Day 3 - 1p
    Day 4 - 4p
    Day 5 - sometime overnight
    Day 6 off

    Rinse, lather, repeat!

    I'm expecting an overnight egg today/tomorrow because she laid around 4 last night.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Mine don't follow the conventional pattern. I've been on vacation the past 9 days, and they've (3 or 4)been laying every morning 4:30am-5:00am. I've been having to get up and shush them, so they don't wake the neighbors. Today, nothing in the morning, but two just laid around 10am. I have a couple older hens, a couple pullets just starting to lay and one ameraucana that will lay several days in a row then nothing for several days. [​IMG]
  4. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    There's a pattern, but definitely not a set "schedule".

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