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What time is best for egg collecting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ajlynco, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ajlynco

    ajlynco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do hens typically lay thier eggs and when is the best time to collect them. My nesting boxes are external and this winter I'm concerned about the eggs setting all day in the cold weather. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    If the weather is below freezing I'd collect them two or three times a day. Otherwise once a day in the later afternoon to early evening gets the job done for us.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Same here, mine are finished laying by 3-4:00 pm so I collect eggs, feed and water, chore when I get home from work. This way the eggs don't sit in the nest boxes all night and run the risk of damage or freezing.
     
  4. chloedancer

    chloedancer New Egg

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    My hens lay from the time the sun comes up until it sets. Since I am home all day I collect them 4-5 times a day. When the temps are really cold I will check for eggs every hour or so. I hate having hatching eggs ruined by freezing.
     

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