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when do they lay?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ozark hen, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I know this is just my ignorance showing...but...when do hens lay? I mean do they lay during the daylight hours or at night?
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens usually lay in the morning, but some cary on until the afternoon.
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    thanks, I am a newbie at this. I was planning on letting my four hens free range during the daytime, but then they may lay any where right?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My ten hens freerange most of every day. They all come back to the coop when they need to lay and lay in a nest box. Just put fake eggs in the nest and they'll get the idea. I've never had a problem with them laying elsewhere, except for the day the coop door closed accidentally and they all laid on top of a bale of straw under the coop, nice and neat in the same place.
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    thanks, that helps me a lot. Isn't this a wonderful site? even for folks like me...novice..I am made to feel welcome.
     

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