The chicken is not only one of the healthiest poultry, but also the most mysterious. Suffice it to recall the question of the primacy of the chicken and the egg, which has been tormenting everyone for a long time. But not only this worries researchers of the process of egg production by laying hens, but also the alchemical abilities of this bird.
In all bird species, females lay eggs. The chicken is undoubtedly a bird, so it must lay eggs. It turns out that a rooster is not so necessary for a chicken to produce eggs. The chick can do well without his participation if she is healthy. The germ cells in the body of the domestic chicken are constantly formed. If the bird is kept in a calm, comfortable environment, provided with the right nutrition and good care, these cells turn into full-fledged eggs. In the summer, a hen can lay one egg a day, and for a hen to have chicks, a rooster is needed to fertilize the embryos. Interestingly, in one act, the male inseminates the chicken 8-10 days in advance. From such eggs, if you keep them warm, and babies hatch. The egg is completely formed in the chicken's body in 22-25 hours, about a day. The hardest part in this difficult business is the shell. In 16 hours of its production, the chicken must find 125 milligrams of this element per hour. But scientists have found that the body of a bird contains only 25-30 milligrams of calcium. Where does she get so much of the building material for the eggs? In an effort to answer this question, the researchers deprived a control group of layers of calcium in their diet. But the shells of the eggs laid by these birds were no different from the shells produced by chickens that did not participate in the experiment and did not suffer from a reduced diet. It turns out that alchemical processes take place in the chicken's body to convert one element into another! Getting a different set of substances for food, the laying hen, through the mysterious processes occurring in her body, produces the calcium she needs. These are the difficulties this poultry has to overcome in order to supply you with fresh eggs for breakfast.