The egg. Two animals very close to chickens mated and gave rise to an egg that hatched the first chicken. It was a step in evolution that took place when small changes and mutations occurred in the mixing of their DNA. The result was a zygote with the genetic blue print of the modern chicken.
I'd wager that the very first chicken hatched from the egg of its very similar former species. At that point it's adaptations allowed it to outcompete the lesser evolved predecessors and thus reproduce and lay the very first chicken egg.
But to answer your question eggs have been around millions of years longer than chickens.
Basically, many, many moons ago there was a chicken-like bird. It was genetically close to a chicken, but wasn’t a full-blown chicken yet. Krulwich calls it a proto-chicken. So proto-hen laid an egg, and proto-rooster fertilized it. But when the genes from ma and pa almost-chicken fused, they combined in a new way, creating a mutation that accidently made the baby different from its parents. Although it would take millennia for the difference to be noticed, that egg was different enough to become the official progenitor of a new species, now known as … the chicken! So in a nutshell (or an eggshell, if you like), two birds that weren’t really chickens created a chicken egg, and hence, we have an answer: The egg came first, and then it hatched a chicken.
I wanna say Chicken but my vote goes for the Egg... But there will always be a conflict discussion with this topic so it's best not to alert the high priestesses... cause you'll wreak havoc!
The stovetop came last
The dinosaur egg
the chicken came first
The egg of course, it was laid by some small dinosaur... the embryo inside of the egg has mutated, and that's how the chickens have evolved.
You will need to define "chicken: and "egg" to get a response to this question which makes sense.
Only one possibility:
The chicken came out of an egg that came from an animal that was *not* a chicken. Thus the egg came first.
The egg, presuming that it is an evolutionary question, the chicken, presuming that it is a creationist take.
Single cell = egg.
Fish lay eggs
Certain species of fish evolved into amphibians which lay eggs
Certain species of amphibians evolved into reptile-esq animals which lay eggs
Certain species of reptile-esq animals evolved to dinosaurs which layed eggs
Specific theropods evolved into birds, which lay eggs.
Chicken are birds, therefore the egg came first.
I did, in yo mama!
Egg pretty sure.
As a Christian, I can only assume God wouldn't make the egg first.
It's not the chicken's egg, it's the chicken's ancestor's egg that made the chicken. The chicken came first since the egg wasn't really a chicken egg.
I don't know, but chicken parm came last.
The egg lol. This was a strange question
there were eggs long before there were chickens...
Why are people so interested in this?
God came first, otherwise there wouldn't be a chicken nor an egg.
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