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Why do chickens lay eggs?
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Jodi    Posted 05-19-2003 at 03:04:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was once told that happy chickens dont lay eggs, but im not too sure now. Is laying an egg like having a period?
ive had my chickens about a month now and one has just started laying eggs there about 10 months old.


Karen    Posted 08-24-2003 at 08:25:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help. My chickens have just started laying eggs, and my little neighbor who is helping me wants to take the eggs and hatch them. Do chickens lay fertilized eggs all year round? How do you know when the egg layed is to be eaten or become a baby chick. We are busy learning everything but there is so much to learn we need quick answers.

thanks


Just lurking    Posted 05-19-2003 at 04:41:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
The opposite is true. UN-happy hens are more likely to stop laying eggs during the spring and summer.



Cindi    Posted 05-19-2003 at 04:12:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
They lay eggs to reproduce. So yes it's kind of like a monthly cycle. They're going to lay eggs whether the eggs are fertilized or not. Every one of those eggs was a potential baby chick. Just like every one of our eggs was a potential baby.

Each new baby chick has it's own personal incubator(the shell). The contents of that incubator contains the nutrition for the chick to develope. When the egg is layed, even if it has been fertilized, the forming chick is teeny-tee-niny...microscopic. So even if you eat a freshly laid fertilized egg you would never know it.

Hope this helps.


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