Do hens ever lay after dusk/ before dawn? I am new to this and my hens just started laying. I live in Florida, so heat is a factor, though it is Winter now. I try to collect twice a day---will try 3 times a day in summer months. What I want to know...is how long can a freshly laid egg sit and still be ok? I mean, if they lay at dusk...and I don't find it until the next morning...how would I know and should I toss it?