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Diet

Omnivorous, feeding on grasses, terrestrial invertebrates, herbaceous leaves.

Lifespan

Up to 15 years.

Reproduction

Depending on the species and the age, between 6 and 9 months, the hen lays 1 or two eggs per day throughout the year (100 to 300 eggs per year), except in temperate climates where it ceases laying between August and December. The hen incubates a group of 8 to 12 eggs for 19 to 21 days. After hatching, the chicks spend 2 to 3 months with their mother.