The Chicken Came First
'Eggless' chick laid by hen in Sri Lanka
A Sri Lanka hen has given
birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question
of whether the chicken or the egg came first.
Instead of passing out of the hen's body and being incubated
outside, the egg was incubated in the hen for 21 days and then hatched
inside the hen.
The chick is fully formed and healthy, although the mother has died.
government veterinary officer in the area said he had never seen
anything like it before. PR Yapa, the chief veterinary officer of
Welimada, where it took place, examined the hen's carcass.
hen's reproductive system, but stayed inside the hen's body until it
hatched. A post-mortem conducted on the hen's body concluded that it died of internal wounds.