Class 8 Biology Reproduction in Animals Reproduction in Hens

Reproduction in Hens

  • In case of hens the male and female gamates fuse together inside the body of hen.
  • After the fertilization the zygote undergoes repeated division and travels down the oviduct.
  • As the zygote goes down the oviduct it gets surrounded by many protective layers that gets hardened and we see it as the hard shell outside the egg.
  • After the formation of hard shell around the developing embryo, the egg is laid out by the hen.
  • It takes 3 weeks for the embryo to develop into a chicken.

Fig.  Reproduction in Hens


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