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

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    Still no eggs:( Orpingtons are 22 weeks.
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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