Not all chickens lay eggs, and even egg-laying chickens only lay eggs when they reach maturity. Once female chickens, or hens, are mature, they can lay eggs almost every day, summer and winter. Collecting eggs does not need to be done every day, but the eggs may freeze during the winter or rot in the summer if they are left for more than three days. A hen may stop laying if the eggs are left to sit in her nest.
Check in the morning for eggs. While hens lay at varying times, most eggs are laid by noon. Check at a time when most of the hens are not in their nests, such as while they are eating.
Clean your collected eggs and put them in the refrigerator.