I have read that chickens lay every 26-28 hours, which I think should mean that each day the time of lay will get later and later until she skips a day. I also have read that they only lay in the mornings, but I just found an egg that was laid around 3:30. Just wondering if collecting at the end of the day is easier than going out a few times a day? I just started getting eggs, so I feel like I am a stalker! I was out there 5 times today! Will my excitement scare them off their nest if they are just settling in to lay?