Frequently Asked Questions about the Egg

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Date: 
2007
Volume: 
48
Number: 
1

 

As a small child while visiting my grand-parents farm, I found a very small egg (pee wee) in the
chicken coup. My cousin, who was a little older that I was, informed me that this egg was laid by the rooster.  As a Poultry Specialist I have been asked numerous questions about chickens and eggs. From experience, it is clear that over the years people have been misinformed about certain facts concerning the egg. Others have information that is now inaccurate due to advancement in technology. As we begin a new year I will answer some frequently asked questions and try to address misconceptions about the egg.