How late do your girls lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gale65, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Normally by around 4 pm all the eggs are laid. We have rarely had any after that. Tonight I went out at 5:30 to check for eggs and there was a pullet in all 3 boxes. At least 2 of them went out and back in while I was waiting. I was beginning to worry because it was getting dark and I didn't want them roosting in there. They did finally get done and all 3 laid an egg.

    Also we had 10 eggs today from 11 pullets. No supplemental light.
  2. Thats great (the egg part anyway)
    I have noticed lately that two of ours have been laying later and later. Today it was about 530, and that is late for us. I hope they dont keep getting later
  3. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hinesville, Ga
    Back in November I had one that laid around 11:30 - 12:00 @ night. Only time it happened. Since then I have had 5:00 - 6:00 lay a few times.
  4. downeastthunderfarm

    downeastthunderfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    Our girls do not seem to have much of a routine. They lay anywhere between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. - possibly later and we just think it's a morning egg. What is funny is that out of our six nesting boxes, 95% of our eggs come from box #6. Ours have been laying for about six weeks now. Just recently we've got as many as 9 eggs from 12 hens with no supplemental lighting.

    The other morning I found two buffs vying for box #6.

  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    Laying eggs is like the tide it gets later each day and then they skip a day. Otherwise you would get 7 eggs a week.
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours (or at least some of ours) skip a day more often I guess or else we'd get a lot more eggs. Usually we get 7-9 eggs a day. The last time we got 10 eggs, which only happened once before, we got a decent # the next day. This time we only got 5 the next day. It all works out to the same average I guess.
  7. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Newark, DE
    I havent supplemented any light, and my 2 reds havent missed a day laying in a few weeks now. When they went through their molts like a month and a half ago-2 months ago I rarely got an egg. But as soon as that was done, its right back to an egg a day each. And they both lay immediately after eating breakfast. Usually they get up, peck around a little in the run, then eat, then straight to the nesting boxes, one after another. Usually have both eggs by 930am. I DO put black pepper in their food 2 or 3 days a week, not sure if its helping, but they are laying everyday so its def not hurting. [​IMG]

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