What Time of Day Do They Lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jackson41, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. jackson41

    jackson41 Songster

    Jan 25, 2010
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    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.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    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.

  4. vachicks

    vachicks In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2010
    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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