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How many eggs does a female owl lay?

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The number of eggs that a female owl lays depends on the species of the owl. Barn owls lay five to six eggs, while screech owls lay three to five.

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Barn owls make their nests by using undigested materials. A female barn owl lays an egg every couple of days. The month-long incubation period starts once the owl lays the first egg. The female owl takes care of the chicks until they are old enough to leave the nest at approximately 3 months old. Female screech owls follow a similar pattern, but their chicks can start leaving the nest earlier at around 2 months old.

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