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what time of day???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mlmadura, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. mlmadura

    mlmadura Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Do chickens lay all day or just in the morning?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine for the most part lay by noon.
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    They can lay at any time of day. Most seem to lean toward the earlier part of the day I have found but there are some who will wait until afternoon. Each hen is different.
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Well the books say it takes 25 hours for an egg cycle. So if your hen laid an egg at 8 am next day should be @ 9 am. Mine kinda lay on that schedual. Not always. I have gotten an egg here as late as 6 pm. If they get disturbed on the nest it can take a little longer than 25 hour. And having said all of that. The chickens don't always read the book. Hope that helped a little. [​IMG]
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The majority of my chickens lay in the early afternoon or evening - just to be different I guess. [​IMG]
    The one hen I would like to re-train always waits till it's almost dark to go to the nest box. I literally stand at the door and wait for her to get finished so I can shut them up for the night.
    Edited for spelling, goodness I'm tired.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  6. too much fun

    too much fun Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Happy Valley, Utah
    mine are pretty much done by noon
  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Chickens can lay at anytime of day. Most of mine are done by noon but usually a few that hold till around 4.
  8. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    mine are done laying by 2:00
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    We've got a couple that lay first thing in the am, then the majority lay by 1:00, and finally a couple lay in the late afternoon. Usually, they are all done by 5:00.
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Most of the time mine are done by 2:00 but sometimes I get eggs all the way until 4:00.

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