What time of day does you hens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoccerMomof7, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    My chickens lay all day long but some people say that they should lay in the mornings, is that true? What time does your chicken lay?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Ours lay at all different times of the day. Usually late morning up until late afternoon.

    Hope this helps!


    Dawn
     
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Okay well that makes me feel better, now if I could only get the girls to lay in the boxes all would be well in the world! An yes I have tried putting plastic eggs in there.
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our girls lay all day long, too. It varies from day to day as well. Some days they start early and end early, other days we won't get our first egg until after 10am! It really just depends on the day.

    Sonja
     
  5. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lay mostly before 3 o'clock. I wouldn't worry about their laying pattern at all.
     
  6. bufforps

    bufforps Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls usually start laying around 9am or so and generally stop around 4pm.
     
  7. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few that start up around 9 in the winter and 8 in the summer but the rest lay anytime up until about 30 minutes before dusk.
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Late afternoon. There are times I've refilled their water at 4pm and not found an egg, with our current daylight hours means they are starting to debate settling on the roosts at that time, and then went out to close the coop at dark around 5-6pm and found an egg. If I go out before noon I never find an egg unless I left them locked up the previous day and didn't go out in the evening to look for eggs.
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Mine lay all day long.
     
  10. jhc

    jhc Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine start at early morning and arre all done by noon. 9 eggs today 12 hens
     

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