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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heiditam, Nov 4, 2014.
Curious as to what the norm is.
Mine tend to lay later in the afternoon, especially in winter.
My coop has lights... comes on at 2 AM ..... they lay about 6 AM-10 AM....
Do they go to roost earlier with lights coming on at that time?
I use lights on early too...they go to roost with the natural sunset, seems they go earlier before sunset tho as the sun is lower on the horizon.
Most mine usually lay before 2pm....but that changes as the ~25 hour egg cycles has them laying later and later each day then they usually skip a day.
They roost at natural sunset time.... The early morning light keeps them laying eggs... they need somewhere around 15 hours of natural light to lay, or so someone says.... the light hits some receptor behind their eye... and from what I read, it has to be in the wavelength of natural light... So, I put in daylight fluorescent bulbs... about 15 watts....
Here's how I did it....
Ours are usually done by noon. Usually.
We have a couple of early girls who have laid eggs already by the time I open the coop at sunrise.
A few like to go have breakfast first and come back.