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What time of day do your Hens Lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Joe.G, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Hens lay in around 11:00AM all of them lay about the same time, What time do yours lay? Is it normal for them to lay at this time?
     
  2. BuffMomma

    BuffMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    mine lay at all time during the day I have one that lays before 7 o'clock in the morning and one that lays late in afternoon I this it just depends one the hen but i have seen a few lay at the same time during the day
     
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they come back into to lay once I start to let them free range?
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I have 31 hens and they lay all day long. Some times in the evening too. They do come back to lay when they free range.
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 and they just started laying ( I think 3 are currently laying)

    One lays every morning around 7am, and in the same cozy spot in the nest box, the other one lays all afternoon and even after she's in for the night as I find a very cold egg the next morn on coop floor. My third started laying Tuesday afternoon, and then again today mid morning.
     
  6. meshellrose

    meshellrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of mine lays right around 11, the other one when she did lay would lay early in the morning..I'm hoping the others start laying soon.
     
  7. The Old Whittler

    The Old Whittler Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine started laying about five weeks ago. At first they seemed to lay about anytime during the day. Now they seem to lay mainly in morning and are finished by 1:00 pm but in reality I think chickens lay anytime during the day. I had chicken several years ago and I don't remember them laying at any certain time.
     
  8. tinalibnania

    tinalibnania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 14 goofballs that either all try to squish in the same nest box at the same time or will lay all times of the day......go figure [​IMG]
     
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  9. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get some Big eggs and some little eggs, I am not sure who is laying what. How long does it take for them to lay an egg?
     
  10. bird boy

    bird boy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty sure that a chicken lays eggs about and hour earlier each day and then repeats the cycle if interrupted by the night.
     

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