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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ltstrouse12, Feb 11, 2016.
do they lay their eggs before 1 o clock
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.
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.
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.
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.