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Hen lays eggless chick

A hen has shed some light on the age-old question of what cames first? The chicken or the egg?

The Sri-Lanka hen gave birth to a eggless chick, the BBC reported.

Normally hens lay an egg and it is incubated outside the body for 21 days before being hatched.

 

PD Hook 023.JPGBut in a bizarre twist the egg was incubated inside the hen and hatched inside the body.

The chick is fully-formed and healthy, although the mother died of internal wounds, a post-mortem revealed.

 

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