Egg-laying chooks

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'Paul Taylor'" <>
Subject: Egg-laying chooks
From: "Anthony Overs" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 17:58:10 +1100

Never mind what the chook feels, imagine a kiwi’s eyes watering as it lays its egg!




From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Saturday, 5 January 2008 5:55 PM
To: Paul Taylor
Cc: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Egg-laying chooks


So I guess the question is, to what extent is the size of a chook egg the result of human fiddling around with genetics? 


Or to put it another way,

  1. do Red Jungle Fowl have a similar sized egg to an Australorp; and/or
  2. do they make the same ruckus when laying in the wild?



On Jan 5, 2008 5:36 PM, Paul Taylor <> wrote:

Chris Davey wrote:

> Can anyone tell me why chooks make so much noise during the egg-laying

> process?

I think Red Dwarf summed it up nicely:

The Cat: What was it like, being a hamster?

Lister:  Well, it was better than being a chicken I mean, you've seen

         the size of an egg. You've seen the size of a chicken's bum.

         I was trying to say, in chicken-talk, "For God's sake, give me

         an epidural."



   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -

                           I came, I saw, I ticked.


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