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Monday, December 14, 2015

Scientists have an answer for which came first, the chicken or the egg

Spruce grouse
According to National Geographic, scientists have an answer for the age old dispute over which came first, the chicken or the egg. Reptiles were laying eggs thousands of years before chickens appeared. The first chicken came from an egg laid by a bird that was not quite a chicken. Therefore, the egg came first.

Grouse are heavily built like other Galliformes such as chickens. Spruce Grouse are year-round residents in the Northern part of Michigan. Inconspicuous and relatively quiet, they spend most of their time in black spruce stands and young jack pine forests searching for seasonally available foods like blueberries, flowers, black spruce buds, moss spore capsules and insects.  

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