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Re: Eggs in a clutch

Posted by Sarah on 1/24/06
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    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 :)
    > sarah,
    > 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