Eggless’ chick laid by hen in Sri Lanka
19 April 2012 Last updated at 07:08 ET
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. (cont.)
I can’t imagine that was a comfortable birth for anybody. My one experience with baby chicks was some kind of 4-H thing in Mrs. Long’s Third Grade class where we hatched eggs in an incubator. I held one of those little Future Nuggets and they are sharp little newborns. Between the feet and the beak, I was through after about 10 seconds.
That was my thought halfway through the article. Then it said the hen died soon after of internal injuries.
Oops. Guess my memory of sharp chicks was correct after all. :-/