On 1/23/06, jill wrote:
> On 1/23/06, Sarah wrote:
>> How many eggs does a female lay in 1 clutch? Thanks!! P.S.
>> And by the way, my hen has laid 3 eggs so far :)
> depends on the female. usually they will lay anywhere
> between 3 and 8. i have had them go to both ends of that.
> usually the first clutch a male fathers isn't fertile. not
> always but commonly. anyway, by about five days after they
> are laid you can usually candle them and see if they are
> fertile. if you see red viens inside then it's fertile if
> not then usually not. by day 21 if you haven't had any
> hatch, they probably won't. you can leave them in if you
> like. she'll eat them. the calcium is good for them....some
> people don't leave them...totally up to you. anyway, hope
> this helps. jill