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She'll be pacing around and squatting as if she's straining. She'll usually repeat this until the egg has come out. If she's a free-range chicken, she may either go off and find a hiding place somewhere in the bush or by the chicken coop or barn and lay her egg there.

Q: How do you tell if a hen is ready to lay an egg?

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I don't believe so. I can normally tell what chicken layed what egg by what color it is.

2 hens because 1 hen lays 1 egg a day and 2 hens would lay 12 eggs in 6 days

Assuming each hen lays one egg each day: 36 x 7 = 252 = 21 dozen

Actually it takes 21 days. Each chicken takes 21 days to lay an egg, so it takes 21 chickens to get 21 eggs. It also takes 14 chickens to lay 14 eggs in 21 days. Reasoning (mistakenly) that if it takes 21 hens 21 days to lay 21 eggs then it must take 14 hens 14 days to lay 14 eggs, eventually leads to 1 hen laying 1 egg in 1 day. If that were the case, then it would only take that 1 hen to lay 21 eggs in 21 days--but we know it takes 21 hens to lay that amount in 21 days.

Chickens can only lay one egg every 24 hours, and they can lay in winter if there is light from 14-16 hours a day (that's when they lay best) but I'm not an expert and I think there is more to it than that.

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They are getting ready to have it.

Feed it to a laying hen. Wait a couple days. She'll lay a new egg.

A hen,a duck

No

Usually, a hen will lay an egg six months after it has hatched.

It all depends on the hen herself.

its relly a hen that's going to lay really?:)

no

I don't believe so. I can normally tell what chicken layed what egg by what color it is.

Point of Lay (abbr. POL)

The hen, or the reptile. both lay eggs.

an egg a day