Laying thier eggs in the afternoon??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mom2Munchkins, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets are just starting to lay. They are all around 3-4 months old. The only time I get eggs though, is in the afternoon, late afternoon (after 3). Do they just lay at random in the beginning??
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Even had one lay over night. Must have surprised her.
     
  3. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was worried that the way I have my coop positioned didn't let enough sun in and they wouldn't lay or something. I just want eggs NOW! LOL
     
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience is very hard when waiting on those first few precious eggs!
     
  5. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the positioning of my coop shouldn't affect what time of the day they lay??
     
  6. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should not. Most people put their coops in some sort of shade to keep it cooler. Unless you have them in a dark cave. Then that could lead to fewer or no eggs laid.
     
  7. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it is under a large willow tree, but the sun rises on the back side of the coop. As long as I get eggs, I'll be happy. [​IMG]
     
  8. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few that lay in the AM, and a few more in the afternoon. Seems like we had one that even waited until early evening - like 5pm ish for awhile. I think they just like to keep us on our toes [​IMG]
     
  9. hcarlsonlewis

    hcarlsonlewis Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a girl that couldn't get the whole egg laying thing down. She would lay her eggs overnight on the roost bar. It got to the point that i put a huge pile of pine shavings underneath her at night so the eggs wouldn't break when they fell.

    My girls on average will lay up until 5pm on any given day. After that they will hold out till the next morning..
     
  10. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I got 3 eggs between 3 and 6 pm. Today.... NONE! C'mon girls!!!!!
     

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