Chicken before egg at Sri Lanka farm

2012-04-20 11:41

Colombo - A hen produced a live chick in a freak birth at a poultry farm in central Sri Lanka, a veterinary surgeon said on Friday.

The vet in charge of the town of Welimada, PR Yapa, said the egg appeared to have incubated inside the hen for 21 days and the hen died when it gave birth to the chick.

"I had only heard about such aberrations, but I was able to see it for myself today," Dr Yapa said when contacted by telephone.

He said the free-range farm owners alerted the local veterinary authorities after the highly unusual phenomenon and he performed a post-mortem examination to confirm the cause of death.

"There were lacerations and a tear of the reproductive tract that caused the death," Yapa said. "The baby is doing well."

  • Atang - 2012-04-20 12:32


  • Jerolan - 2012-04-20 12:41

    its only a matter of time before we live in an eggless society POWER TO THE CHICKENS

  • Mike - 2012-04-20 12:53

    So which one came 1st between the chicken and the egg?

      rianette.kemp - 2012-04-20 13:10

      the chick LOL

      rianette.kemp - 2012-04-20 13:10

      the chick LOL

      TheMonk - 2012-04-20 13:45

      The egg was well done!

      TheMonk - 2012-04-20 13:45

      The egg was well done!

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-04-20 13:14


  • Mcebiseni - 2012-04-20 13:54

    Bef@k!! What on earth is that? Imihlola yamampela ke lena...

  • Crracker - 2012-04-20 20:38

    Inviolability of so-called natural laws (creator laws)? Once again proven to be false. Exceptions and deviations for the norm occur every day. That's how the mix up of information adds to mutations and other results that prove once again that evolution is not just some idea but reality. The child born with six legs now in the news is another example.

  • Soon - 2012-04-20 20:38

    now we know for sure the chicken was first LOL

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