Okay guys so I would love to really understand how a chickens body really works. We recently butchered our ducks and no it was not very fun. But it made me think when we butchered the females how surprised I was to find that they had an egg about ready to lay and all different stages inside them. There were hundreds of tiny little eggs inside and I was wondering if this is the same in a chicken and how long then does it take to go from that tiny little egg to a fully sized formed egg? We butchered turkeys growing up and sometimes a chicken here and there but my mother who is the gutting expert didn't remember them having so many like the ducks did. Just thought I would ask it was pretty cool to see and made me wonder!