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How long is a bird pregnant for?

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November 06, 2008 9:47PM

Well, lets see..... Birds lay eggs, those eggs do not become chicks inside the bird. A chicken lays the egg, then sits on the egg for 21 days and a chick is hatched. It is similar with all birds but brooding times can vary. The egg yolk is fertilized first and is then surrounded by albumen, inner and outer membranes and a shell on its way through the oviduct of the bird. This process takes about 24 hours. Birds do not get pregnant.