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#102563 - 03/01/12 11:24 AM What time of day do your Hens Lay?
JoeG Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 155
Loc: NY
My Hens lay in around 11:00AM all of them lay about the same time, What time do yours lay? Is it normal for them to lay at this time?
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#102564 - 03/01/12 02:58 PM Re: What time of day do your Hens Lay? [Re: JoeG]
Wieslaw Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
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Loc: Denmark
In spring and summer when the hens lay most intensely, they normally lay eggs in clutches. It is said that it takes at least 26 hours for a hen to build an egg, so it is normal that the first egg in a clutch is laid early in the morning, the second 2 hours later than the previous one and so on, until it is too late to lay and the hen 'jumps' one day over. So it is not 'normal' to lay eggs always the same time of the day.Perhaps your hens lay only each second or third day now.

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#102573 - 03/01/12 07:59 PM Re: What time of day do your Hens Lay? [Re: Wieslaw]
Uno Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
My hens are lazy and like to sleep in, like me. I have them trained not to lay an egg before I've had at least one cup of coffee. That's the deal. I have coffee, then do chores. This way no one is grumpy.

I always believed that birds lay their eggs early. Not here.

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#102576 - 03/01/12 08:56 PM Re: What time of day do your Hens Lay? [Re: Uno]
Foehn Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Mine get later every day until they skip a day as Wieslaw has already said.

I'd be very grumpy if in the winter when they lay less often, they didn't at least try to lay before breakfast!

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#102583 - 03/02/12 06:38 AM Re: What time of day do your Hens Lay? [Re: Foehn]
JoeG Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 155
Loc: NY
I had always thought they layed in the morning also. I thought maybe mine were just off schd and weird.
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2Ameraucana Roo's
2BarredRocks 2PartridgeRocks
2Black Australorp.2Black SexLinks
8Easter Egg,5Ameraucanas
2SLW,2GLW
1White Leghorn,1Spec Sussex
2Guinea Royal Purples
2Peacocks India Blue/Blk Shoulder,1JadeSpalding PeaHen
2Royal Palm Turkeys
2Rottweilers

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