What Time of Day Do They Lay?

jackson41

Songster
9 Years
Jan 25, 2010
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Wisconsin
Is there a time of day that chickens lay their eggs? How do you know when to put them into a tractor to move around the yard? Or do you always have to have nest boxes in the tractor.
 
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Ms.FuzzyButts

Songster
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Sep 5, 2009
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No, there is no specific time of day. Although, it is a general rule of thumb that it will be 24 hours, give or take , from the time they last laid one.
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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It would be a good idea to keep a nest box in the tractor.

It generally takes about 26 hours to "build" an egg. Therefore, the hen will lay the next egg about 2 hours later in the day, the following day. (If she's a daily layer.) The next one will be an hour or two later the NEXT day, and so on, until it's too late for her to lay that day. Then she'll start over again, or skip a day or so.

Generally.
 

vachicks

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
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Virginia
Mine lay very early, I go out between 6-7 am and usually have an egg or two, then another lays after 7.
 

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