How many eggs per day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by huntsman, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello -

    Two questions that are puzzling me. Perhaps you can help -

    Can a hen produce more than one egg per day?

    Once she's inseminated, for how long will she continue to lay fertilised eggs?

    Much obliged! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    i have had a chicken lay 2 eggs a day. not sure the whole "story" behind that one. but i know for sure! [​IMG]
    as far as your second question, i believe all egss will be fertile if shes got a rooster mating with her. hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. [​IMG]

    Just to clarify: What I meant was that without subsequent matings, for how long would the eggs be fertile, (or is it a case of one mating results in one fertilised egg?)
     
  4. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know the answer?

    Does the hen have to be inseminated each time she lays an egg, or can she lay several fertilised eggs from one insemination?[​IMG]
     
  5. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard she can 'hold' the sperm for 2-3 weeks. Laying fertilised eggs the whole time.
     
  6. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aha!

    Now that's what I was wondering...thanks!
     

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