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Can I turn an egg from the Supermarket into a chicken?

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    (Original post by Stefan1991)
    Just read this, don't know how accurate it is.

    "Anytime you cook and eat an egg, you may notice a white lump within the albumen. This white lump is the chicken fetus. Years ago, eggs had no such noticeable lumps. Hormones introduced to chickens may be responsible for the fast development of the chicken fetus. Note that it is NOT necessary for a chicken fetus to be fertilized for it to be present within you eggs."

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5458210_remo...fetus-egg.html
    Fertilisation is a process which takes place at a single cell level. There simply isn't a foetus if fertilisation hasn't taken place.
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Alarmingly enough, I have come across (on the internet, in America, where else), people who have done experiments with keeping fertile eggs in their bra for 21 days . . . some of them have actually had success and ended up with a healthy chick hatching . . . in their bra! :lolwut: :awesome:
    Did the lady breastfeed the chick?

    Owh wait, they eat worms lol.
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    (Original post by Stefan1991)
    Just read this, don't know how accurate it is.

    "Anytime you cook and eat an egg, you may notice a white lump within the albumen. This white lump is the chicken fetus. Years ago, eggs had no such noticeable lumps. Hormones introduced to chickens may be responsible for the fast development of the chicken fetus. Note that it is NOT necessary for a chicken fetus to be fertilized for it to be present within you eggs."

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5458210_remo...fetus-egg.html
    Immaculate conception :rofl:

    Yes, it's a load of tosh. I think they're referring to the chalaza - they're thicker, stringy bits of albumen that keep the yolk in place within the egg and have nothing to do with fertilisation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalaza

    PS the first bits of a chicken foetus to develop is a 'web' of veins, so how they imagine that a spine and eyes are going to develop before that point :dontknow:
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    Now eggs seem utterly revolting.
    And I have egg mayo sandwiches for lunch
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    Suppose so. Look what happened to me this morning.



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    (Original post by Palatial Veranda)
    Suppose so. Look what happened to me this morning.



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    Well you'd have trouble turning that into a chicken, seeing as it's a duck foetus!
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    Haha not really, only a tiny minority of supermarket eggs were fertilised in the first place (it can occasionally happen that a rooster is missexed and kept with the laying hens) but even then, by the time you buy them there has been a time that the egg has not been incubated which would stop the development of most foetuses and for the ones remaining alive, you would need to use an incubator to have a fighting chance of hatching anything. Even if you could though, what would you do with the resulting chick?
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Well you'd have trouble turning that into a chicken, seeing as it's a duck foetus!
    Yeah, it's Balut.

    Fair play. Was kind eschewing taxonomic accuracy in favour of a shock factor.

    I'll go and sit on my own up the garden now . . .
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    You can, just like you can turn bread back into wheat.
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    You have to use famers eggs, not supermarket eggs. Then theyll become chickens (been there done that)

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