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
The number of eggs turtles lay varies significantly by species. For instance, different kinds of sea turtles lay between 50 and 200 eggs. These eggs resemble ping pong balls but have soft shells. The female deposits the eggs on shore in a sandy pit she has dug with her flippers.Full Answer >
Fish lay a large number of eggs because only a few of them, out of thousands, will be fertilized and produce a fish. This is because they are fertilized outside of the body and are highly sensitive to temperature changes and external factors.Full Answer >
Female clownfish, also known as anemonefish or by their scientific name Amphiprion percula, can lay between 100 and 1,000 eggs. The eggs are laid in a nest built by the male clownfish on rock or coral near the host anemone.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 >