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How Many Eggs Does a Hen Lay Before She Sits on Them?

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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