Why Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

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Chicken belong to the Bird family, and birds generally lay eggs as a way to reproduce their young
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they don't. if an egg sits out too long it will rot.
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It is from the feather coloring of the breed that originally started with
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The average age for hens to begin laying is 5 to 7 months. Your hens will lay small eggs at first and will continue to lay larger ones as time goes on. Young hens will begin by laying
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Depending on the breed, production usually drops around the 2 year old age. They will lay much longer but it could be as much as a week between eggs until they get so old they do
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A chicken laying eggs is the same as a human giving birth. This is their way of having babies. Once they lay the egg, they must keep it warm until it is ready to hatch.
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