Which came first?
The Chicken or the Egg?
Raising chickens in your own backyard is becoming quite the in thing to do these days. Within city limits.
I have a dear friend who has been doing so for years. In fact, I’d love to be a chicken living in her backyard! She’s a Master Gardener, so her backyard is a masterpiece.
Today’s chicken coops have become works of art themselves. Hers matches her home. And her chickens have names like Quiche and Eggatha.
I recently took a road trip to the country with my father. As we traveled passed the rural countryside, the subject came up about raising chickens. And I shared with him an interesting little fun fact that I was not aware of that I learned from my chicken raising friend.
You can raise chickens without a rooster.
My dad didn’t believe it!
Google to the rescue!
You CAN indeed raise chickens without a rooster.
And still have eggs.
Your chickens can provide you breakfast each morning.
Scrambled. Over easy. Quiche. Omelettes. Noise free.
Just not chicks.
A rooster is necessary to fertilize the eggs to become chicks.
Which came first the chicken or the egg? And wherever did the philosophical question come from? The chicken comes from the egg, and the egg from the chicken. It’s one of life’s never ending riddles.
I say the chicken.
In Genesis we are told that on Day 5 of Creation God created every winged bird. It does not say He created eggs.
We just have to believe. Some things in life have no definitive answer. Like which came first…that’s where faith comes into play. We just have to have faith in the unseen.
We all need to have a little faith.
And we all need to count our blessings. To be grateful for the good things in life. Like fresh eggs.
And always remember, don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. Don’t depend on something good happening before you know that it has actually happened. We now all know without a noisy rooster crowing each morning, your eggs never will hatch!
Here’s something you can count on.
Our God. You can count on His love. His word. His promises. Let’s all count our blessings for the gift of His Son, Jesus, who sacrificed His life for ours. Now that’s something to crow about! 🙂
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Love and laughter,