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How long does it take for a hen to lay an egg?


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Answered 2013-08-19 18:58:32

A chicken may take from about 5 minutes to an hour to lay her egg. She will lay an egg a day at approximately the same time. It takes about 20 hours for an egg to be made inside her body. That's why she is limited to one egg per day.
It takes 20 hours to make an egg.
It takes 20 hours to make an egg and between 5 minutes and an hour to lay it, depending on the hen.

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