How many times a year do canaries lay eggs, This question has always been asked by many of canary lovers while opting canaries to breed. I have exact answer and can guide the canary bird lover to know.
Canaries lay eggs several times a year depending on the seasonality or weather conditions. While the breeding season, canaries normally lay eggs four to five times in a year with best breeding measures.
If you have a better and specific atmosphere for the canaries where all temperature, lighting, food supplements and other essential ingredients are provided so you can go for breeding several months and canaries may lay eggs more then 4 to 5 times.
However, if you want to keep your canary pair healthy, fit and active for the upcoming breeding seasons then you may have a break after 3 to 4 clutches of eggs and canary babies.
As in the different parts of the world, breeding season starts according to weather conditions where generally the canary breeders plan to pair the birds at the start of winter. So, it is very obvious and can be justified that you may have different experience of pairing birds and others canary breeders in the other part of the world may have another experience.
When canaries are paired and left together for breeding, the hen will lay its first egg within 5 to 7 days. The female canary lays one egg each day continuing to 4 and on some occasions it may lay about 6 or 7 eggs. (However, such cases are rare). Normally you may experience 3 or 4 eggs at average.
So, if we check the seasonality and breeding season, 4 eggs at average means 4 into 4 = 16 eggs and chicks. Well, 16 clutches of chicks from a single pair of bird is more than enough in one seasons.
It is also very necessary to mention here that these details are based on our personal experience and all available nutrients and food supplements that are essential for birds before pairing them.