Posted on Friday, 20 April, 2012 | 28 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Which came first, the chicken or the egg ? One hen has turned the age-old question on its head.
Vetinary officials were shocked when they were called to examine a hen that had given birth to a healthy, live chick. Instead of being laid in an egg and incubated outside the hen, the chick was incubated inside the mother before being born outside of its egg. Unfortunately the hen later died of internal injuries, but the chick continues to thrive and seems otherwise perfectly normal.
"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."