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Egg Right at Dark

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Remo, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Remo

    Remo In the Brooder

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    Went to close my pen right before dark tonite and one of my RIRs was sitting in a nest box. So I went back 15 mins later(it was dark) and sure enough there was a warm egg. I had let them out to free range about an hour earlier and gathered the eggs so I know this one was laid right before dark. I have never had one lay this late in the evening before. Does this happen very often?
     

  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    One of my Buff O girls laid an egg at 8:30 pm a few days ago. I know because I opened the coop door to check on them when I came home from work, and she was just getting off the nest. It was nice and warm, too. I had added a light in their coop last week to extend their day, due to only getting 1 egg a day.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Not to me, though it has once in a while.
     
  4. Remo

    Remo In the Brooder

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    Quote:Where is Leiper's Fork , TN? I am from Scott County, Tn. I might add that I don't use a light in my coop.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It takes approx. 26 hours for the whole egg process, so a little bit later each day until it becomes too late in the day to lay. Then the hen will sometimes skip a day and lay the following day.
    I get very late in the day eggs from time to time; completely normal.
     
  6. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Mine seem to lay in cycles, for a few weeks they will lay in the morning and gradually lay a bit later each day till they all lay in the evening, then they will start the morning cycle again. [​IMG]
     

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