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Are we eating eggs that could have been chicks?

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January 18, 2008 10:37PM

Any egg could have technically become a chick, but the ones that we eat today have not been fertilized by the rooster, so they weren't going to become a chick.

Many years ago, I saw in a biology book, some chicks that had developed from unfertilized eggs. They were very sickly, skinny and sterile. This process was called Parthenogenesis. But don't try to trip your teacher up with this one. Look it up in the Encyclopedia.