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Why can't cows lay eggs?

Asked by John Adney, Last updated: Oct 17, 2020

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H.Harper

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Answered Feb 19, 2020

Cows do not lay eggs because they are mammals. Many people, especially children, think that cow lay eggs, but this is not true. Cows are mammals, and mammals give birth to their young ones alive, not by laying eggs. A female cow is pregnant for about 283 days, approximately nine months. When time is due, the female cow goes through labor known as CALVING.

The mother cow goes through 3 stages of calving. The first stage is the cervical dilation. The muscles of the uterus begin to relax. The second stage is the fetal expulsion. Uterine contractions begin, and at the end of this stage, the calf is birthed. The third stage is when the placental expelled from the mother cow.

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C. Perez

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Answered Jul 15, 2019

Cows don't lay eggs because they are mammals. Just like us humans, cows give birth. Cows birth process is called calving. A cow is pregnant for approximately 280 days. To deliver their calf, a cow goes through three stages. First, their cervix dilates, which can take two to six hours.

The cow will be uneasy, while the calf's head and feet begin to enter the birth canal. The abdominal will then strain and start the delivery process. Delivering the calf takes about one and a half to two hours. This process is just like a human delivery a baby, where the cervix must be dilated, and then the delivery process starts.

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