What is a "clutch"?

momofchicks

Songster
11 Years
Apr 23, 2008
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Is it how many eggs in a pile? Is it how many eggs a hen lays in a week? What does the term clutch actually mean?
Thanks
 

houndit

There is no H or F in Orpington!
11 Years
Jul 13, 2008
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Braymer Missouri
A clutch is one batch of chicks or eggs that a bird is setting on at once. So you might have a chicken setting a clutch of 12 eggs. My hen might be setting a clutch of only 9 eggs.
 

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