Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Oviparous; laying eggs to be hatched outside the body.

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Examples

  • Here's what I'm sure of: I wouldn't tolerate someone ripping my dog's teeth out (baby pigs); stuffing him in a cramped wire cage (egg-laying chickens); or swinging a pickax at his face (Blue-Fin Tuna).

    Josh Tetrick: Food Stories

  • Today, a couple of workers can manage an egg-laying operation of almost a million chickens laying 240,000,000 eggs a year.

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  • Stokes also warned readers from the “egg-laying to early nesting” period to stay at least a quarter of a mile away from the nest as alarmed parents might abandon their nest or the young.

    Bird Cloud

  • Male chicks being ground up alive in giant macerators, and egg-laying hens packed into tiny wire cages so small they cannot even spread their wings

    Ari Solomon: The Real Vegan Challenge Won't Be Televised (VIDEO)

  • HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut agriculture officials say the collapse of a farm building because of heavy snow has killed 85,000 egg-laying hens.

    85,000 Hens Killed In Chicken Coop Collapse

  • Beehives are organized around an egg-laying queen tended by workers who, during their lifetime, make the transition from hivebound duties, such as nursing larvae, to more far-reaching jobs, such as foraging for food or defending the nest.

    SuperCooperators

  • Unless one former marine can de-avatar himself and infiltrate their ranks, then reprogram a T-1000 robot to be on their side, and take a deep sea submersible vehicle down to explore the wreckage of the long-sunken cruise ship Ginormic …. after kicking the egg-laying Mother Alien out the airlock into space.

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  • Recently, it has been focused on those that use so-called battery cages, or small crates, to confine egg-laying hens.

    Farm Groups Form New Alliance To Fight Bad Publicity

  • Animals rights and other groups have been pushing hard for tighter regulations, and farmers have been concerned by the passage of such laws as Proposition 2 in California, which requires that calves raised for veal, egg-laying hens and pregnant pigs have enough room in their pens to lie down, stand up and turn around freely, and Arizona's ban on gestation crates, which restrict the movement of pregnant sows.

    Farm Groups Form New Alliance To Fight Bad Publicity

  • The groups have been alarmed by such things as the release of videos that show male chicks being put into grinders, egg-laying hens in battery cages and the mistreatment of hogs in large confinement operations.

    Farm Groups Form New Alliance To Fight Bad Publicity

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