What does the french proverb a black hen lays a white egg mean?
It's similar to "Don't judge a book by its cover". What you perceive from how something appears, may not be what it truly is.
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Hens do not lay eggs for humans to eat. They lay eggs to reproduce.Humans just learned that they were a healthy food source and madethem a part of their diets and everyday meals. One view Because roosters cannot. Another view Laying eggs is nature's way for chickens to reproduce. They layeggs co…ntinually, fertilized or not. (MORE)
Hens will lay eggs all by themselves when they are old enough. Many breeds start at about 5 months old and can continue for years but production usually declines after the first 15 months. When a chick reaches 5 months old they are fed a seed mix called "mash" which has the right mix of proteins and… nutrients to encourage egg production. (MORE)
Sorry, nobody can make a hen set on her eggs. Either she will or she won't, a lot of it depends upon her breed. Commercial layers are less likely to incubate their eggs than heritage breeds.
spring, summer, and early fall. only in the warm seasons, never in the winter. Eggs are laid all year long including the middle of winter. Eggs are laid according to the light available and not based on the season. When seasonal light is reduced then a light can be placed in the chicken coop to ens…ure daily egg production. We eat eggs in Canada 12 months of the year. Both the previous answers are correct. Chickens lay eggs based on the hours of sunlight they are exposed to. If there is no intervention, this means they can lay an egg a day in the summer, but fewer in spring and fall, and very few or none in winter. This has been my experience with our chickens. The eggs that you buy in the store all year long are produced by exposing the chickens to a light that replicates the sunlight effect. This keeps the rate of production at summer levels all year long. (MORE)
How many eggs do hens lay in 1 day? One per day Some hens lay only one egg every other day. As few as 80 pear year, as much as 300+ per year. Twice in the last year I had 16 hens lay 17 eggs in one day. I could never tell who laid the extra egg, but if she laid the first egg at the break of dawn…, and then laid the other before going to roost at night, when I gathered the eggs after "tucking them in" there were 17. (MORE)
Chickens will lay eggs every day once old enough to do so. Eventually they get older and the egg flow drops off then stops.
no hens doo lay eggs like shazaa. we all noe that thre is no such things as aliens
It depends on the breed; a good hardy layer (Rhode Island Red) will lay up to 6 eggs a week! (usually one per day)
Thank you, my hens are laying fine now again. But it wasn't that way just a few weeks ago. See, when a hen ( talking about free ranging girls here) reach one year of age, as soon as the day light length shortens in the fall, around here end of September through beginning of October their body st…ops producing eggs and the hens begin to molt. Molting is when they shed all their old dirty feathers for a coat of shiny new feathers. Because feathers are made of protein the birds need to stop laying the eggs or the stress would likely kill it. In the spring, when the daylight starts to lengthen, around here it is almost exactly to the day March 20th. The hens begin to lay eggs again. (MORE)
Make sure it is not dirty, put it in a carton and place that into the fridge.
A hen will sit on the nest for about 18 to 21 days This is called brooding.
Yes. All hens lay eggs. Cornish hens are just a breed like any other and they will lay eggs for you provided they are not too young, too old and are well cared for. They are not prolific egg layers but you should get a few eggs per week from each bird.
Approximately one per day, depending on the breed and age. Some breeds, such as the Aseel, will only lay one or two eggs each week. As hens get older, they start to lay less often, but lay bigger eggs.
No, she will lay eggs but the Silkie is considered a poor egg layer. Three per week would be doing well. The Silkie had already been developed in China prior to the arrival of Marco Polo. One of the few feather footed breeds, it is available in large and Bantam sizes. Not a prolific egg layer …they are slow to mature,they lay small eggs averaging 55 grams (under two ounces) and the egg color is tinted white. Silkies are one of the most broody of all hens, adapting well to confinement.They are docile and quite friendly.. Silkies are lovely and sweet birds, but not heavy layers. Follow the link to see more information (MORE)
No, they will lay eggs even if they don't have a rooster. If you want chicks however you have to have a rooster. . Yes chickens doo. they start to lay eggs at about 6-8 weeks of age regardless if there is a rooster around or not. if you have a rooster you can not eat the eggs as they may be fertile…. in extreem heat or cold chickens may not lay for a few weeks expectialy if the temprature changed quickley. chickens also go cluckey, wich means they want to become a mum. they will sit on the nest if the is a egg there or not and can die if it is very hot. it is then they must be taken of the nest by force. when nesting they can be quite frocious and peek you. they will also do this without a rooster. they are great to have around and make your home feel that little bit better. (MORE)
They slack off during the winter, and there's really nothing you can do except make sure they have enough calcium handy and keep the heat on.. More on this There are several reasons hens will reduce the number of eggs they lay over the course of the year. Hens react to light and in the "winter" …months the natural light available is reduced and the hens slow production. One of the ways to stall or stop egg reduction is to ensure a minimum 14 hours of light (artificial and natural). Try using full spectrum light bulbs in the coop to supplement light loss in winter. Also, laying mash offers hens a complete source of protein and minerals for egg production and will not harm the hen if feed a steady diet of this. I feed mine girls laying mash all year round and have producing hens up to age five or six with older hens who no longer produce living to 10 and 12 years old. When chicks are as young as 4 months mix half and half chick grower and laying mash to encourage early production. As noted above heating the chicken coop also will help, temps of 55F to 70F are ideal, with no drafts. (MORE)
They announce to the rest of the flock what they have done. This clucking usually starts a few minutes after the egg is laid and continues for about three or four minutes. If you want them to stop just throw them something to eat like a handful of chicken food and they will stop yelling. --- M…y observation of free-range chickens contradicts the above. Given the right environment, a chicken will hide its nest and sit quietly while laying. It waits until well after laying an egg and moves some distance away from the nest before clucking. This all points to a more common bird behavior : drawing the attention of potential predators away from the nest. ---- I agree with the second observation made here. My life long observation of free-range chickens also, is to more of cackling than clucking. A cluck is a very subtle and low tone "wine". Where is a cackle is loud and announcing. The hen will cackle to announce to the rooster that she is ready to go to her nest. Once the rooster has scouted the area and sees that it is safe he will begin to cackle. The hen will very quietly, slowly and evasively go to the nest. All the while pecking on the ground as if she has no plan to go to a nest. The rooster will stay local until she is done laying. She will cackle very shortly and subtly to notify the rooster that she is ready to leave the nest. He will began cackling when the coast is clear for her to leave the nest. The hen will run from the nest to near the rooster. (MORE)
Light is an important factor in egg production. For optimum production, a hen need at least 14 hours of light either natural or artificial or a combination of both. Proper nutrition, a good laying mash/pellet and clean fresh water. Clean and quiet nesting boxes. If you provide all this you wil…l get maximum production of eggs from whatever breed you keep. (MORE)
Most chicken eggs produced for consumption are unfertilized. Eggs found in the grocery stores are typically produced by chickens that never come in contact with a rooster. In backyard flocks, however, there is usually a rooster present with the hens and he ensures that the eggs are fertilized by …mating the hens regularly. Eggs from hens who have been mated in the past week are fertilized chicken eggs. They can be eaten or incubated and hatched into chicks. Yes, hens can and do lay unfertilized eggs. In fact, most grocery store eggs come from hens that have not been mated by a rooster and therefore are unfertilized. Yes, a hen that has not mated with a rooster in the past ten days will lay only unfertilized eggs. A hen that has never been with a rooster will only lay unfertilized eggs. A rooster must mate a hen for her to lay eggs, and after she is first mated it will still take about a week for her eggs to be fertilized, as it takes about that long for the rooster's sperm to travel to the hen's ovaries where her eggs are fertilized before the shell covers them and before they are laid. (MORE)
It takes on the average 25 hours for a hen to form an egg once she is in laying season. They DO NOT carry their eggs around inside them for any extended period of time! A good laying hen should produce as a target 305 eggs per year IF she is given adequate lighting.
In Timothy of the Cay, that phrase means that the different racescan have things in common. Racism is discussed in Timothy of theCay, but doesn't play as big a part as in The Cay.
Hens lay eggs based on the amount of sunlight they receive. They usually begin the process in the early morning when daylight is crowning. .
\nthey lay around 250 a year but once a man bet the record of 364 in 365 days\nWOW
Leghorns! They lay an avg. of 300 per yr. They lay very large eggs for their little bodies which require less feed than other "good layer" breeds. Rhode Island Reds are very popular because of their dual purpose. When eggs production wanes, they can be eaten. They lay an avg. of 200 per yr. Orbingt…on Buffs are comparable to RIR. Barred Rocks are also excellent egg laying chickens. Red Sex Links (also known as Red Stars) lay up to 280 eggs per yr. There are a couple of others that I am not as familiar with but everything I have read (and experienced) rate Leghorns as the best. These are the white chickens that are used for commercial egg production. Free range/ organic white eggs are just as nutritious as free range/organic brown eggs. Brown eggs simply have more pigment making them appear "richer". Commercial white eggs are not as nutritious, hence some of the confusion (MORE)
It depends on the size of the egg. But no one will know 4 sure cuze we can't talk 2 chickens.
Most of the time they lay an offwhite egg.. Some lay eggs a little darker, but mostly a tad offwhite.
Only if there is a rooster in the flock. Unless there is a rooster mating with the hen, the eggs will not be fertilized.
The Hen is at her highest laying potential between 2-4 year but can continue to lay her entire life.
b coz it depends on the the colour of hen if the hen is white it will give white eggs but if it is brown hen it will obviously give brown eggs
Yes, hens often lay unfertilized eggs. In fact, all egg laying chickens that have not been mated by a rooster within the past ten days lay only unfertilized eggs.
A chicken with white ear lobes will lay white eggs. A chicken with brown ear lobes will lay brown eggs. there is no othe rreason and no taste difference.
The usual problems with lower than usual egg production is lighting conditions. Hens need 14 hrs of light daily. This can be daylight or artificial or a combination of both. Another reason they stop laying could be stress. If there are many rodents like rats/squirrels in or around the chicken coop… they will not lay. If there has been fighting in the coop, they stop laying. Nutrition and health can also affect the rate of egg production. A good quality layer mash along with a water soluble tonic in their daily water will help perk them up. (MORE)
The eggs come from the VENT. The vent is the orafice under the tail feathers. It is the duel purpose orafice that expels feces and eggs.
A breed that will lay a brown egg, will not lay a white or tinted egg. However, the eggs will be darker at the begging of hens laying cycle, and can fade to an extremely pale shade by the end of her laying cycle. The only other reason why a hen might lay an unexpected egg color, would be if she …was a mix. (MORE)
Feather coloring does not influence the color of the egg laid. The breed of the hen dictates what color her eggs will be.
They are all different for me. My pet chicken, Brittany,continually screams once she's layed while the others just clucksoftly to themselves.
There is no specific time for a hen to lay her eggs. Never less than 24 hours after the last egg but many hens will skip a day between eggs. Age, general health and breed determine the quantity when it comes to egg production. As long as light conditions are optimum and they get at least 14 hours of… light they will produce eggs regularly until they age out and become too old to lay. (MORE)
Hens will lay their eggs anywhere it is quiet and out of the way. If nesting boxes are provided in the chicken coop, the hens will lay in there among the straw or woodchips you provide. If your hens are free range and do not have nesting boxes in the coop you will need to look in dark areas of the b…arn, behind bushes or just about anywhere. (MORE)
Often as a hen first starts to lay, eggs may have soft shells until her body gets the gist of things. Shock can also cause a hen to lay an odd soft shelled egg. Although with this in mind, a hen which often lays soft shelled eggs is a cause for concern and veterinary advice must be sought immediatel…y. (MORE)
Not all hens do lay an egg per day. Some only lay an egg every second day while others may only lay two eggs per week. The egg laying capacity of a hen depends on the breed of hen but no chicken lays more that one egg per 24 hour period. 24 hours is the minimum length of time the hens oviduct needs …to produce and form an egg. (MORE)
it depends on the breed what you feed them and the wether but anaywhere from 6-12months old
No, Chickens lay eggs almost everyday without a rooster. But, in order for the egg to hatch it needs to be fertile!
if the ear is red they will lay brown eggs, if the ear is white they will lay white eggs (exception's: Ancona, Ameracaunas, and Silkies)
Maybe its too old to lay eggs now or its too cold to lay eggs
Only if they have mated with a rooster. Even if a rooster in in a flock though, her eggs may not be fertilized, as he may not have mated with her. In that case, if you really want the hen to lay fertilized eggs, you could consider penning the rooster and hen up together for a few days. Actually, you… can eat the fertilized eggs. It really makes no difference. The answer to your question is that yes, hens lay fertilized eggs, but only if she has mated with a rooster. If she hasn't, the egg isn't fertilized. (MORE)
In order for an egg to form, two gametes must merge to form a zygote. Once this happens, the zygote matures to form an egg. If the gamete does not merge, then it simply passes out of the chickens excretory system
Depends on the breed and condition of the hen. Most hens stop laying at about 3 years old but can occasionally lay an egg well past that age. Many egg production farms cull stock at around 20/24 months old as peak laying age has been reached.
They usually lay small and/or deformed eggs at the beginning of their laying cycle. As their egg sack isn't completely developed yet.
No, that would be a white leg horn they lay 300 per year reds lay 250-300
Wyandottes and Orpingtons are very good egg layers - and very good chickens in general, but be wary of broodiness (the hens refusing to get off the nest because they are trying to hatch an egg - during which they will stop laying temporarily).