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What came first the chicken or the egg Bible?
A literal interpretation of the Bible would put the chicken before the egg. To quote Genesis: “And God blessed them, saying, be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the water in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”
Do chickens really come from eggs?
It’s such a tricky question because you need a chicken to lay an egg, but chickens come from eggs, leaving us with an intractable circle of clucky, feathery life that apparently has no clear starting point. Thankfully, there’s no need to keep brooding over this forever.
Who laid the first chicken egg?
But it doesn’t matter; at some point in evolutionary history when there were no chickens, two birds that were almost-but-not-quite chickens mated and laid an egg that hatched into the first chicken. If you are prepared to call that egg a chicken’s egg, then the egg came first.
Why are my chicken eggs small?
Pullet eggs are the first eggs laid by hens at about 18 weeks old. These young hens are just getting into their egg-laying groove, meaning these eggs will be noticeably smaller than the usual eggs you come across. The smaller size of pullet eggs only last about 4 weeks before they get bigger.
Why are chickens not laying eggs?
Parasites. A chicken that is overloaded with lice or mites will suffer not only discomfort but a lot of stress.
Do chickens lay eggs naturally?
Hens will naturally lay eggs, but not necessarily one each day. Most chickens require about 12-14 hours of daylight each day to produce eggs, since egg laying is a hormonal response to sunlight.
Why do chickens lay eggs daily?
Chickens lay one or sometimes more unfertilized or fertilized eggs a day until they have collected a clutch. If you continually collect eggs daily they will continually lay eggs because their goal is to have a clutch. A clutch usually is about a dozen eggs. She will sit on them just as other birds do whether they are fertilized or not.
What is the best hen for eggs?
Here are the best chicken breeds for eggs. Leghorn. One of the highest egg producing chickens are Leghorns. This is the breed that most commercial farmers choose. Some might even call them the best egg laying chickens. Leghorns can lay up to 280 eggs per year.