Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eggs: a True Story

There is one question that you have asked all of your life. You have stayed up for hours, tossing and turning in bed, but with no answers. Here's the question:

Why don't eggs sold in the supermarkets hatch? (This being another question that came up, as my wife made scrambled some eggs for me)

I know, a tough one. Fortunately for you, your life got a little less mysterious. According to the extensive research I have done (read Google), the eggs sold at the supermarket are not fertilized. In other words, the rooster is not present at the farm. The hens lay eggs whether or not a rooster is around. No rooster, no breeding, no fertilized eggs.

Now, there's also the factor that the eggs need to be incubated for a period of time. The eggs need warmth. This of course, will not happen since you buy your eggs from the refrigerated section of your supermarket.

And there you have it. You may now sleep at night. And in the morning, when you wake up and feel a little hungry, you may eat some eggs with a big smile in your face. And of course, you will have no fear that when you open the fridge a chick will come running out.

You're welcome America.


  1. Wait, didn't know that? Like, you thought up until recently that you were eating a little chicken fetus? Ewwwww...

  2. Haha, no I knew I wasn't eating a chicken fetus. I just didn't know why they didn't hatch.