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  • No, because an egg that has been laid by a chicken has already been fertilized. Edit: If you REMOVE the rooster, they won't. Ever had a "birds and the bees" discussion explaining sexual reproduction? :)
  • the egg is the chickens baby
  • Yes. "Period" is generally defined as a periodic ovulation. No, the eggs we eat are not fertilized.
  • 1) A very troubling question for animal friends! If the hen are running free with some rooster around, many eggs will be fertilized. So this would be an ovulation leading to a potential chicken, if good taken care of. If the hen do not have any rooster around, and either are running free or are in cages, no eggs will be fertilized. So this would be a period. 2) "Actually, most everyone who buys organic eggs from pastured hens are buying fertilized eggs. This includes every egg sold at our area natural food stores, and the eggs coming from my farm. There's a big difference between fertilized eggs and eggs containing a fetal bird! Hens kept with roosters are happier, less stressed hens, and happier hens produce healthier, more nutritious eggs. Such eggs that are collected and refrigerated the day they are laid will look the same as sterile eggs. One egg myth claims that if you find a red dot on the yolk, that's the embryo, but really that's produced from a broken capillary during the egg production, and even sterile eggs can have those." "Back in the days prior to WWII, when poultry production in the South was really ramping up, eggs were shipped to the northern city in regular railroad cars. The shipping system was inefficient enough that boxcars of chirping chicks were a regular occurrence. Refrigerated boxcars came along just in time to save the industry." "Fertilized eggs at room temperature are in a sort of suspended animation. For a while (days, or a couple weeks), the egg is still viable without any development. Once the temps rise to the mid-nineties, development starts. Hens use this "feature" to make a pile of eggs all hatch at the same time, even though they may have been laid over a period of days. THe American practice of chilling the eggs makes them non-viable." Source: http://www.metafilter.com/47576/The-incredible-inedible-egg 3) "how far along is the chick at the time it's laid?" http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/avianemb.htm "Cell division begins soon after fertilization, even while the rest of the egg is being formed. Cell division will continue if the egg is kept warmer than 67oF. The first cell division is completed about the time the egg enters the isthmus. Additional cell divisions take place about every 20 minutes; so, by the time of lay, several thousand cells form two layers of cells called a "gastrula." At this time the egg is laid, it cools, and embryonic development usually stops until proper environmental conditions are established for incubation. After incubation begins, the cellular growth resumes. At first, all the cells are alike, but as the embryo develops, cell differences are observed. Some cells may become vital organs; others become a wing or leg." "I can imagine how fertilized eggs might be more delicious although it might sound disgusiting. It would be like eating tender chicken meat wrapped inside egg shells." Source: http://www.physicsforums.com/archive/index.php/t-114741.html 4) "Fertilized eggs would turn into chickens if properly cared for, unless they've been killed like from being refrigerated" Source: http://www.vegsource.com/animal/concerns/messages/22079.html 5) So just because they refrigerate the eggs of happy hens, the embryos are killed and cannot develop. And the eggs of unhappy hens would not develop, anyway, because they were not fertilized. Except if the free running hens without a rooster were homosexual... 6) here a description of what happens to all the roosters which they do not need: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07158/791986-34.stm
  • Like humans, chickens regulary ovulate. Like humans, chickens expel non fertilised eggs. The difference between chickens and humans is that humans will keep a fertilised egg in their body until birth. Chickens will expel both fertilised and unfertilised eggs, and only sit on the fertilised ones. I don't know if, when a hen expels an unfertilised egg, if there is fluid accompanying the expulsion. If so, then THAT would be the chicken's "period". I would guess though, that since they have no uterus, neither would they have a period, since a period is the expulsion of the unfertilised egg and the lining of the uterus prepared for fertilisation.
  • i agree with you lots who think it is a chicken period. but there are some right weirdos out there who disagree" Justine ETC"
  • 1-31-2017 I'm not sure what you are trying to ask. What came out does not make sense.

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