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How does an egg form inside a hen?

Once a hen is sexually mature at around 16–24 weeks of age, egg starts forming when the yolk forms inside the ovary, travels through the oviduct (more than 2 feet long) by way of the hen’s vagina. If the hen has access to a rooster and has mated with him, the egg will be fertilized while it is in the oviduct. The forming egg rotates as it travels through the oviduct, developing the egg white around the yolk. In the lower part of the oviduct, the egg […]

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Which came first — the chicken or the egg?

It is that age old question again — “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I am not smart enough to enter Mensa, but here’s my train of thought: If chickens lay eggs from which chickens come, the chicken came before the egg. The following articles give us some interesting perspectives: They’ve cracked it at last! The chicken DID come before the egg Ask a science teacher: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The following video suggests that at some point, some almost–chicken creature […]

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