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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by QSTARBIRD, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. QSTARBIRD

    QSTARBIRD In the Brooder

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    When do Hens lay there egg at night or during the day?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Occasionally a hen will drop an egg from the perch at night, but 99.9% of eggs are laid during the day.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    A hen laying eggs at night for me indicative of serious health issue. Such hens prone to produce small eggs or eggs lacking a proper shell.
     
  4. QSTARBIRD

    QSTARBIRD In the Brooder

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    i cover the nest when its a bout to get dark then open the cover about 1hr before sunrise the reason why im covering the nest at night is because i got some hens that wanna sleep in it
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Are the roosting bars higher than the nests? Generally birds roost at the highest possible point. If that is the nest boxes, that is where they will try to sleep.
     
  6. QSTARBIRD

    QSTARBIRD In the Brooder

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    i will try to take picture of my set up
     

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