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Chicken Eggs (5)

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The main difference between a brown egg and a white egg is the breed.  Depending on the feed and care of the chickens, nutritionally, they can be the same. The reason you see mostly white eggs at the store is because the chickens that lay white eggs (usually white leghorns) are typically smaller and more feed efficient. This allows for close enclosed living quarters and the best product they can produce for the least amount of money.

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There is no concrete answer for this question, mainly because it varies from chicken to chicken. This answer depends upon the breed, feed, living conditions etc. Typically however, during a laying season, a chicken will lay one egg per 24-27 hours.

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No. If your egg is fertilized (just having an egg does not mean it has been fertilized), it must be incubated at around 93 degrees for a 21 day period to grow a chic. Refrigeration stops incubation from occurring, therefore a chic will never develop in your refrigerator.

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If the hen is able to sit on a group of 8-10 eggs (they may not all be her own since many hens share a nesting box) then the hen may become broody and try to hatch them. It takes 21 days to hatch an egg, and the chicken sitting on them will not lay during this time. However, if the eggs are collected as quickly as possible, this will prevent her from becoming broody, and she will continue to lay.

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Eggs are judged by the size of the air pocket at the top of the egg and the stiffness of the white of the egg. The less air, the higher the quality. This is often checked using a flashlight, and is easiest to do with a white egg. Because the shell is porous, the white can shrink over time, so commercial eggs are often sprayed with a small amount of oil to prolong shelf life.

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Chicken Feed (1)

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No. On top of vegetation and whatever feed they are being given, chickens will eat insects, worms and even their own eggs. These are all animal products.

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