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what time of day do your chickens lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lorain's fids, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious as to what time of day do chickens lay their eggs. And once they do start laying is the time of day fairly consistent. My girls are 23 weeks this week, looking foward to my first egg.
     
  2. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first one came between 2pm and 4:30pm yesterday!
     
  3. kcjones

    kcjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my chickens have an order they lay there egg. Moe usually starts in morning. They take turns in 2 nesting boxes, an are usually done by early afternoon.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I don't know why but mine are on an afternoon schedule............ sometime between 2-5pm.
     
  5. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine start as early as 7am and I got my last eggs yesterday at 3pm. By the way.....I got 6 eggs yesterday, a record for my girls!!1
     
  6. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]!!! Congrats to your girls on their first egg!
    I will be very excited when my first egg arrives!!
     
  7. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four production birds who lay virtually the same time every day: 9 am. Then I have 3 EE's whose schedules change by several hours each day. They will lay around 8 am the first day, then 11 the next, then 2 the next and then they skip a day. The same is true of my Cuckoo Maran, though she usually lays for two days and then takes a day off.
     
  8. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually mid-morning after they have had their breakfast of grains and have pecked around on the ground for a while.
     
  9. MontanaChickenLady

    MontanaChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 4 girls start anywhere from 6 or 7 a.m. to right before they go in (now 5:30 p.m.). According to Raising Chickens for Dummies, it takes each hen 25 hours to produce another egg so their time is ever changing and you'll have a day or two in their cycle where you won't get an egg from each hen. Amazing process!!
     
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Most of ours have laid by 3:00 pm each day and start around 8:00 am or so....
     

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