When do your girls lay? POLL

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heiditam, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. early morning(6am-8am)

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. mid morning(9am-11am)

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  3. early afternoon(11am-12pm)

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. afternoon(12pm-2pm)

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. late afternoon/early evening(3pm-5pm)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. evening(6pm-8pm)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. sometime after they roost(8pm-6 am)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. heiditam

    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curious as to what the norm is. :)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine tend to lay later in the afternoon, especially in winter.
     
  3. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop has lights... comes on at 2 AM ..... they lay about 6 AM-10 AM....
     
  4. heiditam

    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they go to roost earlier with lights coming on at that time?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/922732/adding-lights-to-the-coop-and-run-what-i-did
     
  7. Just sayin

    Just sayin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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