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Can you actually shove an egg back into a hen?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by GimmeCake, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophet_Hen_of_Leeds

    "who had written on the eggs using acid and reinserted them into the hen's oviduct."

    Is that even possible?

    I imagine it would hurt the hen a lot. Actually, what if there was already an egg ready to lay in her? What if it cracked on the way in? This just sounds impossible. Plus, I'd imaging the hen would die of stress of something trying to do that.

    Also, I think "reinserted them into the hen's oviduct" is really a euphemism for shoving it back into the hole it came from lol.
     
  2. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... wouldn't it then end up covered in poo?????

    I'm no expert by ANY measure - but as I understand it, eggs and poo come out the same 'hole'. When an egg is laid, the process of the egg passing closes off the colon (is that right... do hens have a colon???) Anyway. At any other time, that 'hole' is the opening to the end of the hen's digestive tract.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Oh my goodness that must hurt! :th I can't even imagine....
     
  4. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's like asking if a woman would like to put her baby back where it came from.
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    ...OW.
     
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