Eggs are much older 보다 chickens. Dinosaurs laid eggs, the fish that first crawled out of the sea laid eggs, and the weird articulated monsters the swam in the warm shallow seas that the Cambrian period 500 million years earlier also set eggs. They weren’t chicken’s eggs, however they were still eggs.

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So the egg definitely came first. Unless you restate the question as ‘which came first, the chicken or the chicken’s egg?’ then it very much relies on exactly how you specify a chicken’s egg. Is that an egg to adjust by a chicken? Or is that an egg the a chicken hatches from? Chickens room the same varieties as the red jungle bird of south-east Asia, although they were most likely hybridised through the grey jungle fowl when they were tamed 10,000 years ago.


But it doesn’t matter; in ~ some allude in evolutionary history when there to be no chickens, 2 birds the were almost-but-not-quite chickens mated and laid one egg that hatched right into the first chicken. If girlfriend are all set to call that egg a chicken’s egg, climate the egg come first. Otherwise, the chicken came an initial and the first chicken’s egg had to wait until the an initial chicken set it.

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