Wednesday 11 August 2010

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The answer, determined by experiment and observation is as follows. Starting from here:

And here:

And then onto these:

And then this:

And ultimately these:

And these:

The conclusion from the egg’s point of view is that it comes after the chicken that lays it and before the chicken that hatches from it. And from the chicken’s, she comes after the egg she hatched from and before the eggs she lays.
The cockerel’s position remains a mystery.


  1. Very cute. And obv the cockerel comes before any of them.

  2. It looks as though several of the chickens that came after the eggs might be cockerels, if the posturing and fighting are anything to go by. Found two of the little blighters standing on top of an upturned food dish under which they'd trapped another chick.