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TIME of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ltstrouse12, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. ltstrouse12

    ltstrouse12 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2015
    do they lay their eggs before 1 o clock
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Hens will lay from dawn to dusk, and occasionally during the night from the roost, though usually it's a younger hen who does it.
  3. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2014
    From what I understand, it takes a little more than 24 hours to make an egg. So mine will start a new cycle with a morning egg, and then lay a little later in the day each successive day, and then eventually take a day off and start a new cycle again with an egg in the morning. For mine a cycle is 3-4 days. That's what mine do, though of course I am sure it is also true that they can lay pretty much any time.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Correct. It takes approximately 25 hours (though it varies a bit by the individual bird) to make an egg. I've had hens lay eggs at 4:30 in the afternoon, but then they skip the next day and resume laying the following day.
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Most of my girls lay by 12:00, but I do have a few that regularly lay in the afternoon. There is no set, standard time that they adhere to. They are living animals after all, not egg vending machines.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto Dat^^^

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