How long do bird eggs take to hatch?
Different bird species lay different sized eggs. Large birds lay larger eggs than smaller birds.
The chicks of larger bird species usually take longer to hatch than the chicks of smaller bird species.
Some examples include the following:
The Ostrich is the the largest bird in the world and its egg is the largest bird egg in the world. It measures about 15 centimetres (6 inches) long. The egg takes about 35-45 days to hatch.
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What is a lingual nail?
A lingual nail is not a finger nail, nor a toe nail.
Lingual means tongue. A lingual nail is the toughened tip of the tongue of some birds.
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What is a group of chickens called?
A group of chickens is called a brood of chickens or a peep of chickens.
A group of young chicks is called a chattering of chicks or a clutch of chicks.
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Ostrich eggs are the largest of all bird eggs, relative to the size of the adult female.
Ostrich eggs are shiny and cream-coloured with a thick shell that has small dents all over it.
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The Australorp is an Australian breed of chicken. It is also called the Australian Black Orpington.
The Australorp has various colours, such as black (with an iridescent green sheen), blue, or white. Black is the most common colour.
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The Brahma Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a large, fancy breed of domestic fowl.
The Brahma Chicken, originally from Asia, is brown with black tail feathers, although the colour can vary. The colour varieties are buff, light, or dark. The light Brahma Chickens have a lot of white feathers with black neck feathers, called hackles. The dark Brahma Chickens are dark grey. Buff Brahma Chickens are a golden brown colour.
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What is a comb and wattle on an animal?
At the very top of a chicken’s head is a fleshy red area called the comb. Both male and female chickens have combs, but males have larger combs. Sometimes it is called a cockscomb.
Gallinaceous birds have combs on their head. Gallinaceous birds include turkeys, pheasants, and chickens.
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