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

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    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'

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    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

    epona4,
    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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