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* 29 Apr · Fri 2011 *

** Facts about Fertilized Chicken Eggs **

Humans have been eating eggs from birds since prehistoric times. Plenty of
birds and animals lay eggs, and people consume them as well, but chicken
eggs are without a doubt the most common and most popular. Statistics have
shown that six billion eggs are consumed annually-and that’s just in the
United States!

Since eggs are such a well-loved kind of food, it is no wonder people
express some concern about the kind of egg they are eating. One of these
concerns is whether the eggs they got from the supermarket are fertilized
chicken eggs or not. But wait, aren’t all eggs supposed to be fertilized
in the first place? This article aims to clarify just that.

Chick Brooder

It is a known fact that hens lay eggs. However, what is not very well known
is that hens can lay eggs with or without the presence of a rooster. For
the eggs to be fertilized, the hen and rooster must mate first, and this
process must occur prior to the formation of the egg. Thus, if the hen has
mated and she lays an egg, then that egg is fertilized. If the hen has not
mated and she lays an egg, then that egg is unfertilized. Note, however

Source: www.localharvest.org/blog/26992/entry/facts_about_fertilized_chicken_eggs

how are chicken eggs fertilized

Chicken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Chicken **

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"Gallus gallus domesticus" redirects here. For other subspecies, see Red
"Chooks" redirects here. For other uses, see Chooks (disambiguation).
This article is about the animal. For chicken as human food, see Chicken
(food). For other uses, see Chicken (disambiguation).
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A rooster (left) and hen (right)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Genus: /Gallus/
Species: /G. gallus/
Subspecies: /*G. g. domesticus*/
Trinomial name
*/Gallus gallus domesticus/*
(Linnaeus, 1758)
*Chicken* : Cock or Rooster (m), Hen (f)

The *chicken* (/Gallus gallus domesticus/) is a domesticated fowl, a
subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread
domestic animals with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003,^[1]
there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans
keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and
their eggs.

The traditional poultry farming view of the domestication of the chicken is
stated in /Encyclopædia Britannica/ (2007): "Humans first domesticated
chickens of Indian origin for the purpose of cockfighting in Asia, Africa,
and Europe. Very little formal attention was given to egg or meat
production... "^[2] Recent genetic studies have pointed to multiple
maternal origins in Southeast, East, and South Asia, but with the clade
found in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa originating in
the Indian subcontinent. From India the domesticated fowl made its way to
the Persianized kingdom of Lydia in western Asia Minor, and domestic fowl
were imported to Greece by the fifth century BC.^[3] Fowl had been known in
Egypt since the 18th Dynasty, with the "bird that gives

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken

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