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maybe a stupid question..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davecash, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

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    BUT... how come some of my chickens lay eggs in the morning, and others lay in the evening?
     
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

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    All Chickens are on differant cycles. Most lay an egg every 24- 36 hours. They will lay in the morning and lay a little later each day till it gets too dark to lay, then they take a day off and start again in the morning.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Think of it like this....some women give birth in the morning, some in the evening. LOL
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Quote:Except not every day, like a chicken (THANK GOD!)! [​IMG]
     
  5. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

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    My RIR do it in the afternoon...my black mommas do it in the night....my reds do it ALL THE TIMe!!!!
     
  6. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

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    That was a serious joke....serious and a joke at the same time.......bah
     
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

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    Actually it takes 25 hours to produce an egg. Each hen will lay a little later each day until the end of the clutch. Some will then go broody and some will take a leave and start to lay again in the morning. Egg collection will vary from time to time depending on your hens cycle.

    bigzio
     

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