ANSWERS: 29
  • Because a rooster can't.
  • For the same reason that women have babies; namely to procreate.
  • so the little chick can come into the world! or was it the chick who became a hen who laid the egg??
  • To provide my breakfast! lol
  • If they dropped them, they'd break!
  • to make more hens
  • If they drop them they'll burst.
  • How often varies by the breed of the chicken, the type of feed, and other conditions such as weather and whether the bird is molting or not. The shell of the egg acts as a mammals uterus would, protecting the the contents(baby chick or scrammbled eggs) and housing nutrients. This is the chickens way of having large numbers of chicks at one time, as eggs that are fertilized do not begin gestation until the proper temperature is maintained on a regular basis. Chickens will lay eggs over the period of several weeks before sitting on them to produce the correct thermo-environment. Not all eggs are fertilized because just like humans, a sperm donor is needed. A chicken may "be with" a rooster only once, yet produce fertilized eggs for several days. Molting is a period when the chicken is going through physical changes, during this time no eggs are produced. A sign of molting is loss of feathers and bad mood swings! Molting occurs about once a year in mature birds. Sometimes eggs used for human consumption are fertilized unintentionally. These eggs have a red dot in the white of the egg. This is the reason most cooks crack eggs into a separate bowl before adding them to their recipes. The red dot would have turn into a chick had the egg not been cooled by refridgeration. sometimes eggs are not produced because the diet is lacking certain nutrients, usually feeding the chickens the used egg shells from the kitchen will help to cure this deficiency and the bird will begin to produce eggs. Chickens are an inexpencive yet interesting animal that can be lots of fun raising with children. Also, their are minature chickens and chickens that have different colored eggs known as easter egg chickens(anaconas, i think) Its been a while since i raised chickens but it was quite an experience, hope this helps!
  • Birds lay eggs due to loosing weight for flying. Although hens do not fly very far they still need to get rid of that weight. Also, this is why birds would not carry their young inside of them.
  • It's just the way birds reproduce. They can't help it. They get th sunlight and that stimulates their reproductive system and they lay eggs, even if they aren't fertile.
  • Ok- why do women have a period? To have babies. Hens, depending on their health, will have this "period" every day. If no rooster is around, then it will just be an egg. It still needs to come out. Period flow will go on without becoming pregnant. But if the chicken does have a rooster, then it will be an egg...filled with baby chick embryo.
  • So they can develop into chickens...and then cross the road!
  • So they can sit on them untill they hatch! - They have nothing better to do! LOL
  • That's the balance of life, if they didn't there won't be any chickens left, since we eat alot of them. Not all eggs hatch only if a rooster's cell or something, when they sit on the eat, will it become a chick! Tada!
  • Because it would hurt like heck if they kept them all inside :o)
  • the evolutionists tell us that hens are birds which used to be dinosaurs that evolved from sea creatures...fish for the most part produce eggs, dinosaurs also produced eggs, the hard shell came along when fish left the water and moved onto dry land which protected the contents of the growing foetus within it untill it was ready to face its evironment and hatch... some other species that have left the sea employ different methods to reproduce on dry-land, ie land crabs and some amphibians such as frogs, toads and newts have to return to water to reproduce..all life develops as eggs initially including mammals, gestation strategy has evolved to deal with most types of earthly environments ie, a bird laden with developing foetus would be less likely to escape predationor some other catastrophy
  • Because Chuck Norris likes eggs. 'nough said.
  • The shell of the egg acts as a mammals uterus would, protecting the the contents(baby chick or scrammbled eggs) and housing nutrients. This is the chickens way of having large numbers of chicks at one time, as eggs that are fertilized do not begin gestation until the proper temperature is maintained on a regular basis. Chickens will lay eggs over the period of several weeks before sitting on them to produce the correct thermo-environment. Not all eggs are fertilized because just like humans, a sperm donor is needed. A chicken may "be with" a rooster only once, yet produce fertilized eggs for several days.
  • Because they want to be first
  • It is their reproduction system.
  • Is a hen laying an egg, the same as a woman having her period?
  • All birds lay eggs to have babies. Most species only lay during the breeding season; but chickens have been selectively bred to lay eggs all year round. Selective breeding by man has produced all the domestic animal breeds on our planet. I'm sure if people enjoyed eating crow or raven eggs we would have bred slow, fat, non-flying crows who lay 300 eggs a year.
  • To get across the road.
  • To continue their species. +5
  • Wishfull thinking.
  • That is the earliest version I know of "Why did the chicken cross the road?".
  • Because it will keep it in warm.
  • Becuase they only have so much room in there.
  • so waffle house can have a bigger menu

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