egg production??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dixiedoodle, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I have looked everywhere for the answer to this--can't seem to find the answers..

    I know that there are several stages of eggs in the hen--BUT

    How long does it take for the egg--from being formed to being layed??

    I hope that you understand my question...Dixie
     
  2. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Egg Formation Timeline
    The average time an ovum spends in each structure as it
    passes down the oviduct (from Avian Physiology; Sturkie, P.D.)
    Infundibulum: _ hour
    Magnum: 2-3 hours
    Isthmus: 1 _ hour
    Uterus: 20-26 hours
    Vagina: just a few minutes

    From:
    http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS-525-W.pdf
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Thank you!
     

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