What time do they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueheaven, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Central Indiana
    I have never seen my girls in the nesting boxes. Actually - the only time I see them in the coop is roosting after dark. They are outside from sun up to sun down!

    I know 'someone' is in the next box because I see feathers and the golf balls are moved. However, I wanted to catch them in the nest boxes. I think I have 2 that are close to laying...

    What time of day (early morning, afternoon, dusk???) do they usually lay?
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Mine usually lay before noon but we quite often get eggs in the afternoon. I can't recall any evening eggs.
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Quote:The answer is "yes."

  4. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    my girl lays between 10:30 am and 4pm. and all in between. This particular hen does not have a set time. Do hens usually lay at the same time everyday????
  5. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    My BO layes some where between 1 and 2:30 pm.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:The answer is "yes."


    Too true, and don't forget occasionally at night. [​IMG]

  7. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    I just took three eggs out of the nesting box. I just let them out and one was still in the nest, within moments she had gotton off the nest and I had a nice warm egg. I think mine lay sometime between 8 and noon or later. HUH, that tells you alot. [​IMG]
  8. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Central Indiana
    thanks for the info.
    i have had golf balls in the nest for 2 weeks now and nothing. my girls are 20 weeks.

    i know i one or two that should lay anytime.
    so i hard boiled some brown eggs and put in there...we'll see if that tricks them.

    just wanted to see the girls in their nest boxes. they just love being outsdie.
  9. eastbaychicks

    eastbaychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    I have 3 laying right now... and by 9 they're letting everyone in the neighborhood know what they are about to do... followed by an hour of focused grunting style noises, then followed by another 30 minutes of celebration. So in the last 4 weeks of their egg laying lives they have been on schedule between 9-11.
  10. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock lays throughout the day.
    There is usually a couple in the boxes when I open the coops in the morning which is around 8:00 am then I get them steadily throughout the day until around 5:00 pm
    The boxes are usually full and a waiting line going on around 10:00am though so that seems to be their peak time here.

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