Do Chickens Mate to Lay Eggs?

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Chicken mate so that they can produce and lay fertilised eggs. If a rooster does not mate with the hen the egg will not be fertilised. However, hens will lay eggs even if a rooster is not present and these eggs are normally not fertilised.
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Chickens lay eggs in a way that is similar to the way that child bearing creatures give birth. This is true of any mammal that lays eggs.
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Chickens were domesticated from Red Jungle Fowl. Jungle Fowl, obviously, lay far fewer eggs than do domestic chickens, which have spent thousands of years being bred for egg-laying
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