What time???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Monk, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Monk

    Monk Songster

    May 10, 2009
    I have six Red Sex Links, 5 months old. They are laying well, usually 4 eggs a day, sometimes 5. I'm usually able to collect my eggs by 9:00am. I have a friend that told me she has to collect eggs morning and afternoon. Curious how unusual this is??? What time are you able to collect your eggs?
  2. mdbokc

    mdbokc Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Most are before noon but will often have 1 or 2 in late afternoon when I check on them and get ready to let they out to free range. Getting 11-12 eggs a day.
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Eggs are not laid at the same time every day for a chicken. They can lay anytime up to bed time, and some might even lay on the roost!

    I collect once a day - at 5pm actually, and we have found eggs at bed time on some nights when locking up the coop!
  4. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    I get most of mine in the morning too, by about 9:30 (I had 2 by 6:45 this morning) but have an occasional afternoon egg. So I also check twice a day.
  5. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Quote:I have had this happen too. There have been mornings when I go to let the girls out of the coop to find a broken egg or two on the floor or the roost.
  6. apukanski

    apukanski Songster

    Aug 30, 2008
    I used to check throughout the day, now I just go out an hour before bedtime.
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:I think thats the best time, it helps to prevent eggs being left overnight - with it getting cold now for most of us (shut up if you're in CA) I collect as late as possible so as to avoid frozen egg.
  8. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    My early layers are around 7 am and I have some that are 5pm layers.Works out fine since I'm usually feeding about that time.We won't worry about frozen eggs for weeks yet [​IMG] sorry but I grew up in those cold northern states and every time I think about going back I watch the weather
  9. staceyl

    staceyl Songster

    Jul 2, 2009
    Mine are still in bed when I leave in the morning so I only check once around 3. Then if someone hasn't laid I might check again before I lock them, but I rarely find anything later.
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    my hens lay mid day, two of them are late in the day birds- around 3pm.

    Not sure why its that way, it just is.

    Probably because I dont free feed them. They're out at 9 for food and water and spend the day out grazing and free ranging.

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