Is there a certain time of day when the hens will lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maggiegigs, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    Still no eggs:( Orpingtons are 22 weeks.
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    They're taking their sweet time, aren't they, bless their hearts!

    My Buff Orps lay around mid-day. Never early and never late.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yup! They will lay sometime between dawn and dusk. [​IMG] Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    sun up till 5-6 in the afternoon
  5. lilmstw72

    lilmstw72 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2010
    Mine lay around 10am and have started actually using the nesting box today instead of just dropping them in the coop! Yay!
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I am beginning to think that a couple of mine are laying late in the evening after I let them out to free range. They're stashing their eggs somewhere because they're not turning up in the nest boxes!
  7. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some of mine start laying 7:30am and some finish up after 6pm.

    One of my BO (23 weeks old) laid last week and may have this week; I have BR and SLW that are just starting so hard to id who is laying all the small eggs if I'm not right there watching.

    Good Luck [​IMG]
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I think each bird has her own time to lay. Most of mine lay midday, but some lay very early and all are done by 4-ish.
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    My 1 bo hen lays between 11am 5pm I don't get any early eggs. ..sobs. if they laid earlier I might get more eggs a week.

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