Lesson 570 – Which came first, the chicken or the egg – I have the answer

If you make the decision to have chickens, be prepared to hear every single variation there is of the question “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

You’ll be sent funny Facebook cartoons, of an egg smoking in bed next to a chicken (needs no further explanation),  jokes, and even philosphical musing on the subject:

Chickens and eggs coexist. They have always coexisted and must always continue to coexist, for if you destroy all of one or the other, the one left will become more powerful than it is possible to imagine and the imbalance will annihilate the universe.

The other day a  friend and fellow cohort of mine (as chaperons on the 7th grade 3 day cabin camping trip, we both snuck out, went to the local Walmart and got heating pads with extension cords to tuck inside of our sleeping bags at night – it was that cold) stopped by our house with her daughter (who was also on the camping trip but alas, did not get a heating pad.)

Julie presented me with these incredible earrings. She had made them a while  back and wanted to make sure I got them.

You don’t have to be a chicken enthusisast to LOVE these earrings but it certainly helps. When I wear them, invariable someone will point them out and a discussion on chickens will begin. (which is fine with me, I never get tired of spreading the word about chickens.)

Another thing about these earrings is that they make me smile. How could you not throw on a grin when you look in the mirror and you see two tiny, spotted hens with miniature eggs hanging from your ears. And of course, when people see these earrings, the first thing they’ll say is “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” (just for the record, it never gets old.)

But perhaps the *best* thing about these earrings? I finally have the answer. I now know without a doubt what came first, the chicken or the egg. The answer is:

“Neither, they were both preceded by a good friend who came knocking at the door. ” 



Filed under All things chickens, Chicken art, Chicken things, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Personal

3 responses to “Lesson 570 – Which came first, the chicken or the egg – I have the answer

  1. Julie

    Im glad you liked them!

  2. Dee

    They are soooo cute!

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