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What time do your girls lay their eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Agilityscots, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I've gotten a grand total of three eggs now: my very first egg was yesterday, and then I got two today.

    I always assumed that chickens laid their eggs in the morning, but yesterday's egg came about the same time as today's second egg (late afternoon). This morning I found one when I let the girls out at about 9 a.m. What time do your girls lay their eggs?? Will I have to keep checking all day?

    Amy

    P.S. I caught my little Ophelia laying just now...it was SO DARN CUTE! I picked her up to check because she was nesting in the corner of the coop, but no egg. I put some cat food down for the other girls and she hopped up after a few seconds and wandered over...and there was her little brown egg, warm and perfect!!!!! I don't think I'll ever get tired of this. [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They lay when ever they want. My last ones lay at about two hours before sun set.
     
  3. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its like people giving birth. they do it when you least expect. you never know.
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I get them from morning through late afternoon. No one lays at the same time each day.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    All day long. Sometimes as late as 6 p.m.
     
  6. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here, all day long I'm getting a dozen a day now..[​IMG]
     
  7. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I had NO idea...so how often do you all check your coops for eggs? A couple times a day? More??

    Amy
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I go out and check around noon and again at 3 and then when I do a head count when they come in to roost.
     
  9. ratlummountain

    ratlummountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so far they all lay first thing in the morning, but they've only been laying for about 2 months.
    although half of the time one of the RIR's will lay around 1-2 in the afternoon.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I spend a large part of the day outside so I'm there many times to check for eggs.
     

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