What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

What Came First the Chicken or the Egg? | The Story of Ranching at Grieb Ranch
Mr. A helps G’ma Connie feed the chickens

Out on the ranch life happens and sometimes you have to find humor and lessons in what transpires.  So today we’ll look into the question of, “What came first the chicken or the egg?” Hints to the answer comes from one of Connie’s chickens who got too close to a dog so it became a science project and dinner.

Science Lesson of How Eggs are Formed

Here’s the science project part: Did you ever wonder how all those eggs just keep coming out of a hen?  

What Came First the Chicken or the Egg? | The Story of Ranching at Grieb Ranch
Eggs are ready-formed in the egg tract of a chicken.

Well here is the up close exploration of the interior egg tract of a hen.  All those eggs are growing daily getting ready to come out.  Right before the largest egg yolk makes its final appearance as an egg, the egg white and the shell are added.  So the hen has from microscopic beginnings of eggs to the final product always growing in her egg tract. So amazing.

Chicken is What’s for Dinner

What do you do with the rest of the chicken that wasn’t used in the science lesson? Dinner. A Chicken Enchilada Recipe is coming another day.

Chicken or the Egg Humor

In the meantime, Connie was looking for the joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?  To get to the other side,” and she ran across even more funny chicken jokes. Surely you find yourself clucking . . . err chuckling . . . well at least smiling.

Which side of a chicken has the most feathers?
(The outside!) 

Why do hens lay eggs?
(If they dropped them, they’d break!) 

How do chickens bake a cake?
(From scratch!) 

Why can’t a rooster ever get rich?
(Because he works for chicken feed!) 

What’s the most musical part of a chicken?
(The drumstick!) 

What do you get if you cross a chicken with a cow?
(Roost beef!) 

If fruit comes from a fruit tree, where does chicken come from?
(A poul-tree!) 

Chickens rise when the rooster crows, but when do ducks get up?
(At the quack of dawn!)

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