A canary hen will typically lay between three and five eggs, laying one egg each day until she has laid her full clutch. After the three, four or five eggs have been laid, it will take about 13 days for the eggs to hatch.
Canary hens that are about to lay eggs may appear with a swollen abdomen; at this point, their food can be supplemented with extra calcium to ensure the eggs' health. Some of the eggs in the clutch may be infertile and may not hatch, though these are often left in the nest to assist the hatchlings in supporting themselves.Learn More
A female alligator typically lays between 35 to 50 eggs at one time according to the Smithsonian Institute. She can, however, lay up to 90 eggs.Full Answer >
The platypus typically lays one to three eggs at one time. After mating, it builds a nesting chamber before it is ready to lay the eggs.Full Answer >
Snakes lay between six and 100 eggs at a time, depending on the breed. Some snakes have a live birth, but 70 percent lay eggs.Full Answer >
Bobwhite quails lay an average of 12 eggs per clutch, though they can lay as many as 20; they only lay one egg a day. They lay a large number of eggs because they often lose their nests. It takes nearly a month for the quail to hatch.Full Answer >