have you ever had some hens lay.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TK Poultry, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    have you ever had some hens lay in the morning and then have one straggler tat decided she wanted to lay an egg at like 8pm??? i was just wondering b/c all my hens lay in early morning and then i have one tat just decided hey i want to be different
     
  2. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Mine lay all day long, some here, some there... I go to the coop alot to collect eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never gotten an egg past 4pm. That said, only 5 of my 13 hens are laying (that I know of).
     
  4. YakLady

    YakLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lay at different times, too. I have a Buff Orpington (sp?) that lays a huge egg every day by 7:30 am. Then, by noon, I usually have five more. Almost every day, I will find another one at around 5:00 pm. Guess that's one thing that makes them all so unique and cool-they're all different.
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ya i have about three by noon then i have a couple more by 5 then i have one or two stragglers by 8
     
  6. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I sometimes open up the coop in the morning before the hens are done roosting and I have an egg on the floor. They actually will just let it drop from the roost overnight and not go to the boxes.
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Yep, my girls do the same thing! I always thought that chickens would lay only in the daylight hours? [​IMG] Guess I was wrong!
     
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i thought they only laid in early morning to early afternoon then i had one decide she was going to lay at like 8pm and i have no idea if any lay any over night b/c they are there in the AM when i go out there!!! but some are cold so i guess i do have one that lays at night maybe idk im just glad they decided to lay after a long molt!!!
     
  9. 1birdlady

    1birdlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I have understood it, chickens are on a 26-28 hour schedule, so while they may do an egg every day, they will gradually lay later and later.........and perhaps miss a day here and there.

    Those more experienced here, please advise.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i havnt heard that i no my NHR hen likes to lay every other day
     

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