Do they lay eggs at night??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peggyb43, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. peggyb43

    peggyb43 Out Of The Brooder

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    The first 2 of my 5 ladies have just started laying and I wondered if they might lay an egg after I put them to bed at night. Anyone Know?
     
  2. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can but usually don't ....can lay late in the day also
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I closed mine up the other eve. and there were no eggs this morning there was one. I have noticed most times that they lay later each day and then skip a day about once a week. Jean
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My BSL laid one from the roost when she was a new layer but never has done it again. It happens and isn't anything to worry about. As they get more "experienced" they'll be able to "hold it".
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Out of my 45 layin hens none lay before 10:00 pm, I have gone in there many times in the early am just to say hey before heading to a job site, and they have never had any eggs in the nest. I have a few that lay as late as 5:00pm, most between 11-4:00.

    AL
     
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never seen it... could happen tho..
    early early morning or almost "bedtime" i have seen
     
  7. n2h20

    n2h20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are usually between 6am-4pm
     
  8. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    A few days ago, one of my girls laid an egg between 8:15 and 9:15 PM. That was the latest I ever had a hen lay an egg! Genie
     

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