Everyone Asks When They Start Laying But Not What Time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redline, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Redline

    Redline In the Brooder

    May 31, 2009
    My girls aren't old enough to lay yet but when they are is there a particular time of the day the laying goes on? morning, evening, night time? Will they all lay at the same time of the day or will I need to check on them more often? Also when the days get shorter do they change the time of day they lay?
  2. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Supposedly the egg formation and laying cycle is about 26 hours or so. Therefore, they do not lay at the same time every day. And occasionally they will not lay one day and the cycle get re-set. Remember we are dealing with living organisims and not machines. Variety is indeed the spice of life!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My first eggs for each hen came at different times of the day, although the majority of them were in the early afternoon. Go figure.

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