Asked June 23, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

Client would like to know how many eggs can one chicken sit on in order to hatch.And - How many days does it take for eggs to hatch?

Alpena County Michigan

1 Response

It takes 21 days from the start of incubation until a chick hatches out. The number of eggs a hen can sit on depends on the size of the chicken and the size of the eggs. A typical standard sized chicken can sit on 12-14 chicken eggs. They will also hatch out turkey eggs (28 day incubation - larger eggs so about 10 eggs) as well as duck eggs (28 days for most ducks, 35 days for muscovies - about 10 eggs as well).