Egg Science

Do you know how a hen’s egg is made … exactly?


If you’re a reader of my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, you’ll remember reading the basics of the process in our June-July 2016 “Fresh Egg Overture” issue. But if you’re shyly shaking your head, don’t worry—you aren’t alone (not even close), and I won’t tell.

The appearance of those large and shockingly strong orbs, created in a mere 24-hour time period, is one of nature’s most marvelous mysteries.

Hens won’t tell their secret (I’ve asked—they just cluck coquettishly).

Photo by Azkia Am via Pixabay

Luckily, I landed upon a nifty little video that gives us an intimate view of the process.

Here’s your farm science lesson for the day:

Live, learn … and nourish your lovely egg-layers with organic feed.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hens and eggs are the finest creation in the animal world. Useful, easy to keep, helpful to the Eco system and making breakfast healthy and delicious !

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    Our Creator is amazing!
    I have one of those little egg scales. It sits in my kitchen as part of my “kitchen-y” decor. It was the first one my mom used when I was a teenager and we were gathering, sorting, grading and selling eggs.

  3. Krista says:

    Oddly enough I never thought about how an egg was made, but as soon as I read the first sentence I immediately became intrigued. It’s crazy to think how quickly an egg is created and how much work and change occurs within those 24 hours. We have a very mysterious world for sure.

  4. BarbaraJean Smith says:

    By a chicken, that’s all I need to know. What the girls need to eat to be healthy and lots of fresh water. Then whatever happens, God bless them

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