The age-old chicken question

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

People have known about chickens for nearly 3000 years. Chicken drawings were even discovered on ancient pottery. Maybe that’s where we get the saying, “A chicken in every pot.”

There’s speculation that today’s modern chicken descended from the wild Red Junglefowl. Where did the Junglefowl come from? Some scientists say this bird was hatched by a primitive hen, a type of prehistoric bird. I have found few documents on this, because early chicken writing is hen-scratching at best.

Anyway, for reasons unknown to non-chickens, apparently some prehistoric bird produced an egg. An ancestor of today’s chicken emerged from it.

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