• Question: which came first the chicken or the egg?

    Asked by jemmaa to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by dawarboss.
    • Photo: Sean Murphy

      Sean Murphy answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      The egg. Dinosaurs were laying eggs before chickens existed

    • Photo: Laura Waters

      Laura Waters answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      If only we knew! Good point Sean!

    • Photo: Viv Lyons

      Viv Lyons answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I reckon the last proto-chicken, ie the last evolutionary step before the modern chicken, laid the first modern egg. Maybe this is oversimplified but I’m not a biologist.

    • Photo: Lena Ciric

      Lena Ciric answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      I’m with Viv. The egg with the chicken in it came from an almost-chicken.