time of day for eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jfoley, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. jfoley

    jfoley Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2011
    new to this so i will be asking a lot of ? are eggs from a hen layed at a certain time of day. morn. afternoon- night. or just when they feel like it.

    thanks jfoley
    spring hill fl.[​IMG]
  2. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I'm not an expert, I only started getting eggs about a month ago. But mine lay anywhere from 7 am to around noon, with most coming around 10 am. I have had a few eggs as late as 3pm, but most are laid before noon.
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    just when they feel like it!! [​IMG]
    really it all depends, mostly mornings tho. [​IMG]
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Our production reds and ISA Brown's have always begun lining up for the nesting boxes at 6:30 am and all have finished by 9:30. I collect at 10 am. Done. The various strains of red hens seem to have this down.

    Had Black Sex Links that laid throughout the day, but the straggler was no later than 3:30 pm.
  5. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Ours seem to have a pattern down. We can gather eggs around 3 or 4 and always seem to get them all that way.
  6. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

    Aug 30, 2009
    My Coop
    They usually lay closer to every 25-26 hours, not every 24. So, beginning early in the morning, the time of day usually progresses over the next couple of days until she is laying mid-afternoon. After that, she 'resets', which usually takes a day, and then starts over again in early morning.
  7. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    Pembroke GA
    Quote:I agree with this...
  8. Saroco

    Saroco Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my hens layed at 11:00 exactly every day.... Then she switched to around 9:00am.
  9. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    All day long, I can go out to the coop (25 hens) and find an egg or more almost any hour until dusk. No early layers, they are up a couple three hours before lines form for the nest boxes.
  10. indio

    indio Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2011
    Until daylight savings time kicked in, my girls used to be so regular I could set my clock to chicken time. Now I get eggs anywhere from 9-11:00am. No afternoon layers in this flock. when the new chicks come online, I hope they will follow the cycle the other girls have set.

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