MadSci Network: Agricultural Sciences

Re: At what time of the day do chickens lay eggs?

Date: Sat Aug 27 21:22:32 2005
Posted By: Victoria Lemonds, Staff, poultry breeding, Chicken George''s Egg Emporium
Area of science: Agricultural Sciences
ID: 1124849078.Ag

Chickens lay their eggs at a different time of the day depending on what cycle they are on (eggs are laid in a series). A chicken produces one egg approximately every 24 hours, depending on the hen's age and breed. Each day they lay a little later, as time it takes for the egg to pass through the vent must be taken into account. The last of the egg series is usually passed in an early afternoon. When it gets too late they usually rest for a day and then repeat the cycle.

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