World Record Irish Hen Has Clutch of 20 – Counting Her Chickens

“You may remember the story of Marmalade the record-breaking chicken, who left her owner devastated when she died at the age of four in February, having consistently delivered five clutches of chickens a year.”

“Farmer John Dolan says Marmalade’s daughter Little Chip, who was born in October, is remarkable in her own right – having produced an astonishing clutch of chicks at her first attempt

Of the 26 eggs she laid, 21 hatched, with 20 chicks surviving.

A dozen eggs is a typical clutch, while Marmalade’s largest clutch had 16 chicks.





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