Is there a certain time hens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenbarn-gal, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    Or like afternoon or something like that? Because my hens are on a roll and I don't know when to tape...
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Yes. About 25 hours after they laid last time.

    Seriously- each hen is different.

    Tape?
     
  3. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    yeah, record... With a digital recorder.. (Don't know why I said tape)
     
  4. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most will lay within an hour or so of being let out of their coop, although I usually have 3-4 eggs in the nest boxes when I set them free about 8:30 in the morning. I have 12 ISA Brown hens which started laying mid-July. I get 10-11 eggs a day, medium sized still. All of the eggs are laid by noon.
     
  5. mudchicken

    mudchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    i am the same as ohhhdear. all eggs laid by noon, except one time one laid an egg while pearching at night. the shell was not hardened at all
     
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    My bo was laying in the afternoon now she is laying earlier and I got an egg from her for the 4th day today for the 1st time I think her laying picked up when the pullet started laying
     
  7. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine start early and slowly go later and later until they skip a day. I had a RIR on the nest at 5pm. She won't lay tomorrow
     
  8. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experience has been the same as Beach Chickie. They lay later and later, and then skip a day.
     
  9. buckeyefever

    buckeyefever Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now mine are laying between 11a-1:3opm. I only have 3 that are laying right now but WOW they are a noisy bunch when they get to layin'! I do love the sound and what it means, though.
     

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