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Old 03-03-2017, 07:46 PM
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Chickens lay eggs in “clutches” - 10-20 or so. Once they have clutch, they stop laying while they sit on the eggs, and then brood the chicks.

You only get an egg a day if you keep stealing them.

I used to keep chickens, and I would let them raise a brood occasionally, to replace ones that met some misfortune.

Oh, and the Rooster doesn’t need to “Do the Chicken Nasty” every day. Once is sufficient for a number of eggs (some say 3 weeks worth).

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