Laying throughout the day .... normal?

skhomer

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 10, 2011
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Homer, Georgia
We've got at least 4 birds laying, and we're getting eggs throughout the day. Is there any way to get them to all lay in the morning? I worry about the temperatures in the heat of the day and whether the eggs are still okay to eat ....
 

greenfamilyfarms

Big Pippin'
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
8,650
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303
Elizabethtown, NC
It's normal for them to lay at different times of the day. Each hen's internal laying clock is different. Plus, it takes approx. 25 hours for her to develop an egg and lay it, so the time each hen lays varies day to day.
 

Jeffross1968

Songster
8 Years
May 14, 2011
1,130
15
191
Smoky Mountains
All mine have a 24+ hour laying cycle, meaning they lay later every day, until the last day of the cycle when they as late as 5pm, and then they skip the next day, and start all over again the day after, early in the morning. I've seen people say that they have a chicken(s) who lay the same time every day, never missing a day, but mine aren't like that at all.
 

CarolJ

Dogwood Trace Farm
8 Years
Jun 3, 2011
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127
173
Middle Tennessee
LOL! I sure identify with that! I have 7 - and they spread the laying over the entire day. One day they had all laid by 2:00, and it was wonderful. Usually, though, three or four will lay by 10ish in the morning - and then the others spread out over the afternoon. So I get my exercise checking the nest boxes regularly. LOL!
 

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