How does an egg form?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sloallie10, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    How does an egg form????
  2. spook

    spook Songster

    That is a very interesting question. I would assume like with us, we are born with all the "eggs" we will have in our lifetime. As they mature, hormones and growth of this egg forms the 1/2 genetic path to creating a chick. Due to the genetics of the female, the body utilizes the calcium that it consumes and forms a leathery "container" that when it comes to the air will harden.

    Now that isn't very biologically sounding, but as kids when mom and dad would clean out the dispatched birds, you can remove eggs in sizes from the hardening stage, watch it firm up, then find eggs down to pea sized.
    Hope this helps and I will keep an eye on this question, I'd love to read someones educated explanation!
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007

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