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Discussion in 'Broody Hens & Egg Laying' started by Kenzie63, Aug 7, 2012.
When chickens lay fertilized eggs do they lay a bunch at once or could it just be one?
It will be 1 at a time. It takes about 25 hours for a chicken egg to be created and come out.
Wow...I didn't know how many hours...
Really? 25 hours? But I thought that some chickens lay twice a day...?
There has been rare instances that a chicken may lay in 12 hour intervals but its not common. Heres a link to some info regarding egg laying.
Thanks, the reason I asked was because I have a chicken that I think is a male and today in their coop of two chickens I found an egg in the morning and an egg that afternoon. Is it possible for a female chicken that has male traits to lay eggs? Like if it has to much testosterone? I once read that one in every 14,000 deer that are born their is possibly a female that has high testosterone levels and was able to grow antlers and I was wondering if chickens could be the same. Here's the picture of the chicken and maybe you can tell by the way he looks what his gender is. He has an extra toe on each leg so I named him Toad
Does she crow? Looks like a Polish mix female. Do you have a closer pic of the face straight on ?
No, and I can take another picture in the morning.
But one thing that I have noticed is that he/she has a comb halfway grown and the one that I am positive is a female has not started growing one yet. I got both of them in mid-February.
Here's the picture you asked for.
I'm thinking pullet looking at the face pic. I would think that by almost 6 months old if it were a he it would have larger wattles. Also when girls start laying their combs do grow and pinken up.
And is it normal for hens to be aggressive? Because before it started laying it would peck and bite and scratch people. Also, he/she is very friendly and loves to sit on people's shoulders when it's not attacking them.
Yes hens can be aggressive just like roosters can be docile. It just all depends on the bird, how its socialize, and what it perceives as a threat.
What a pretty bird!...