Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Obama vs. ATMs: Why Technology Doesn't Destroy Jobs

  • 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

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