[cb311c] - Life Cycles For Chicken Stage 1 - ukgm [cb311c] - Life Cycles For Chicken Stage 1 we wont bore you with the old joke about the chicken and the egg in our article the egg comes first a hen will lay an egg every 25 27 hours or so A Brief Summary of the Interesting Life Cycle of a Chicken A chicken's life cycle has three distinctive stages: egg, chick, and chicken stage. Let's take a look at each of these stages. Egg. Egg Laying. The female chicken is called the hen and the male chicken is called the rooster. A hen does not actually need to mate with a rooster to lay eggs.