What time are yours laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Swampwood, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Swampwood

    Swampwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first layer "Red"(rsl) is laying like clockwork from 8-8:30am(med dark brown)
    Our second layer(Dont know who..lol) is around 5pm(xsm tan)

    Now we start the monitoring to find the culprits [​IMG] [​IMG]
    We have 20 so we gotta hurry before the egg gates open up..lol
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  2. We have 7 layers right now. 4 of them lay before 8:00 am. And the other 2 lay around 11:00. One hen is on strike from laying right now. She is holding out for more meal worms I think. Ha ha. I think they are afraid their afternoon nap may be interrupted. That is why they don't lay after 12. Ha Ha!
     
  3. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 1 layer so far... She laid at 3:30 PM, two days ago and this morning we got her second egg right after dawn.
     
  4. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mostly between 10 and 11am.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It takes about 26 hours to "build" an egg. For daily layers, that means they'll lay their next egg about 2 hours later than the day before, and this cycle goes until it's too late to lay. They'll lay that egg the next morning, and the cycle begins anew.

    The majority of eggs are laid between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. I love looking for eggs on my days off, as I can find new ones every few hours. Weekdays, when I work, I "only" get to gather eggs once, in the evening.
     
  6. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours lay anywhere from 8am for our first one to about 3pm for our last one. We have 10 hens and 7 are laying!
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Ditto here. They will usually start at about 7:30 or 8 with the Araucanas and Brahmas, then just before 3 the day finishes up with the Ameraucanas, Marans, and a few Wyandottes.
     
  8. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only found one egg before noon so far - the rest have all popped up (or is it out?) well after noon but before 6p.m. My hens are like me I guess - slow in the morning and best after lunch [​IMG]
     
  9. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine lay between 6am to 9.30am one of them will lay around 1 or 2 in the afternoon
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Mine lay between 6am & 5pm!! I have 42 that are laying age!

    Missi
     

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