do they lay eggs at night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rooster Don, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Rooster Don

    Rooster Don In the Brooder

    still waiting for our first one and think i heard they only lay during the day. seems like if that egg wants out it will come out. any night layers out there?
  2. ChickenGrit

    ChickenGrit Chirping

    Jun 23, 2012
    Crockett, VA
    Chickens do not lay at night. They roost and don't start laying until daylight. Now that could be pretty early. They can lay any time during the day. I always thought they laid at night and you collected eggs in the morning. No--they lay all day and you probably should collect eggs twice a day or more during really hot or really cold weather.
  3. Rooster Don

    Rooster Don In the Brooder

    thanks CG!!!

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