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Laying time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Skipcurt, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Skipcurt

    Skipcurt Chirping

    Jan 10, 2018
    Woodstock, GA
    As this is my first go 'round with chickens I was wondering if there is typically a normal egg laying time. Normally first thing in the morning, mid morning, noon, mid day or late day. I'm gonna expect the answers are all over the place but was wondering if any time is more frequent than others.
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

    Sep 2, 2014
    Canton, Ohio
    I’ve got 30 layers, most lays between 8am to 4pm with some occasional deviants :rolleyes:
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  3. Skipcurt

    Skipcurt Chirping

    Jan 10, 2018
    Woodstock, GA
    So pretty much any time of day.
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  4. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

    May 16, 2015
    Manitoba , Canada zone 3a
    Yup , they do what they want to do ..when they want to do it!

    Mine are done by 4 pm

    I check at 8 am when I clean
    I check at 1 pm when I give the slop bucket treats
    And 4 pm ,

    20 layers give us :
    3-4 at 8am
    4-5-at 1 pm
    4-5 -at 4 pm

    They are not machines
  5. imnukensc

    imnukensc Songster

    May 22, 2017
    SC Midlands
    Mine don't lay at the same time every day. My BRs are on about a +/- 26 hour schedule. For example, if one hen lays at 9:30 one day, the next day she'll lay about 11:30, 1:30 the next, 3:30 the next and then take at least a day, sometimes two off, then lay early again. The cycle then repeats.
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