Laying eggs in the evening. Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheSpiceGirls, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    My Jersey Giant has decided to lay her eggs in the evening. I come home and collect eggs from the other girls around 5pm and then go out to get hers between 6 and 6:30pm.

    Is this unusual or should I be worried?
  2. J.S. Webb

    J.S. Webb Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    N/W Florida
    Most of my birds lay their eggs in the PM
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    My hens always lay their eggs in the evening. Normally around 3-4 PM.

    Theres nothing to worry about. [​IMG]
  4. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Spring Green, WI
    Mine start around 10am and the last egg is usually laid around 3pm. Peak activity is 10-12 am.
  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I collected early today, about 3pm. Then when I went to check on them and lock up at dusk there was an egg in the dirt in the run! Dont know what that was all about.
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Just the other day one of my girls jumped off the roost about 1 1/2 hours after dark to lay an egg!
  7. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    A hen takes approximately 25 hours to produce an egg from beginning to end (no pun intended!) so it would stand to reason that eggs would get laid later and later over time, eventually skipping a day (because obviously they don't lay in the dark).

    As long as the eggs keep coming, everything is ALRIGHT! [​IMG]
  8. Sparhawk

    Sparhawk Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2011
    I stopped collecting in the morning when I check water. Almost all eggs we get are after 5 PM when water and give treats.
  9. Hensamongus

    Hensamongus Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    Concord, NC
    Almost a reliable as the trains, I get my morning egg at 7:30 followed by a jubilant vocal announcement to let me know she has done her job. Either that our she has decided to make as if she is a rooster and decides to do her best imitation of a crow! About 30 minutes after that, I get the second egg of the day. My last seems to lay somewhere between 12 and 4, since I am not around to pin it down, that is the best time span I can calculate.
  10. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    I have gotten eggs early in the morning and after 5 at night. Since they do get a little later each day and then stop for a day it seems that you might get some later. I think this just might be your hens schedule as long as she is laying and having no issues I think everything is just fine.

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