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(Fox 31 Denver)   I don't know whether the chicken or the egg came first, but I'm pretty sure that the egg farm fire came before 500,000 chicken deaths   (kdvr.com) divider line 91
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2012-05-01 04:44:51 PM  
I bet that whole county smells delicious.
 
2012-05-01 04:45:11 PM  
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2012-05-01 04:45:25 PM  
That's a lot of hard boiled eggs.
 
2012-05-01 04:45:50 PM  
The chicken came first. It has proteins necessary for the formation of the egg.
 
2012-05-01 04:46:22 PM  
Noone knows the answer to this. Perhaps the chickens were all in a cult and committed mass suicide and set the fire so whoever they left behind could still get their life insurance payout.
 
2012-05-01 04:47:36 PM  
It's like 500,000 voices cried "BOCK!!!" in terror and were silenced....
 
2012-05-01 04:47:58 PM  
If a newscaster said ANYTHING about the smell, there would be so many butthurt PETA emails blasted out.
 
2012-05-01 04:48:49 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: The chicken came first. It has proteins necessary for the formation of the egg.


Egg came first......the chicken was a mutation.
 
2012-05-01 04:48:53 PM  
Sounds like the chicken holocaust, but until chickens start running Hollywood and the World Bank I can't get too interested.
 
2012-05-01 04:50:29 PM  
Those poor birds... :-(

Horrible way to go.
 
2012-05-01 04:50:49 PM  

Pinner: If a newscaster said ANYTHING about the smell, there would be so many butthurt PETA emails blasted out.


Can't imagine it would smell good. I could only imagine that it would be a heady odor of burning feathers smell (almost like burnt hair) with pungent overtones of smoldering chicken shiat and burnt plastic accents.
 
2012-05-01 04:51:14 PM  
In other news the Weld County egg farm has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the largest chicken BBQ on record.
 
2012-05-01 04:51:17 PM  

rocketpants: I bet that whole county smells delicious.


I used to live near a small turkey farm (the turkeys weren't midgets, the farm was small) that went up in flames one day.

It smelled like the time that the Nelson boys set Danny's head on fire in the back of the school bus, only it filled the whole valley for weeks.
 
2012-05-01 04:51:23 PM  
I don't have a calculator, but that's like...a million hot wings.
 
2012-05-01 04:51:26 PM  
I felt a great disturbances in the Force, as if thousands of voices suddenly clucked-clucked in terror and were suddenly silenced.
 
2012-05-01 04:52:20 PM  

Jake Havechek: Sounds like the chicken holocaust, but until chickens start running Hollywood and the World Bank I can't get too interested.


Until? Obviously you haven't read The Protocols of the Elders of Perdue yet.
 
2012-05-01 04:52:48 PM  
So no problem long as we eat them all right now?
 
2012-05-01 04:53:02 PM  

Giltric: Why Would I Read the Article: The chicken came first. It has proteins necessary for the formation of the egg.

Egg came first......the chicken was a mutation.


Agreed. Egg came first.

The proto-chicken laid a mutated egg that was the first chicken.
 
2012-05-01 04:54:17 PM  
I has a sad :(

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2012-05-01 04:55:20 PM  

Quiefenburger: I don't have a calculator, but that's like...a million hot wings.


By modern restaurant accounting, each chicken has four wings.
 
2012-05-01 04:55:54 PM  

JesseL: I has a sad :(

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Impressive! most chickens can only manage to has a mean. >:(
 
2012-05-01 04:58:29 PM  
camel.ethereal.net

Been looking for an excuse to post that for years now, and this'll do.
 
2012-05-01 04:58:58 PM  
The stench from burning chicken feathers is fowl
 
2012-05-01 04:59:04 PM  
Assuming they clean out the chicken crap every once in a while (which may be a lot to assume), what would even be flammable in those buildings? Chickens are kinda watery, eggs are kinda watery, their cages are metal, and the egg conveyor system should be mostly metal.

Looking at how flat those buildings collapsed down to, whatever it was must have burnt pretty hot.
 
2012-05-01 05:01:01 PM  
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Yes, Yes I Do.
 
2012-05-01 05:01:09 PM  
the egg came first.

life began in the seas, where fish lay eggs to reproduce. then fish evolved to amphibious creatures like frogs, and frogs lay eggs as well.

"The first fully terrestrial vertebrates were amniotes - their eggs had internal membranes that allowed the developing embryo to breathe but kept water in. This allowed amniotes to lay eggs on dry land, while amphibians generally need to lay their eggs in water"
wiki link

reptiles and birds evolved from the amniotes (as did mammals but their evolution split after the amniots)

so basically... eventually an amniote laid a mutated egg that then became a bird, and a bird then laid a mutated egg that then became a chicken.

in short.... the egg came first.
 
2012-05-01 05:01:27 PM  
Reports say there were a dozen calls to 911 begging for barbecue sauce.
 
2012-05-01 05:01:37 PM  

screwzloos: while


screwzloos: Assuming they clean out the chicken crap every once in a while (which may be a lot to assume), what would even be flammable in those buildings?


Feathers and probably the feed.
 
2012-05-01 05:02:29 PM  
Why Would I Read the Article: "The chicken came first. It has proteins necessary for the formation of the egg."

Ultimately you have to define what it is to be a chicken. We need to draw a line if we want to meaningfully discuss when it was crossed.

Once we have a genetic definition of a chicken, we can consider whether the final step from not-chicken to chicken was made as a genetic mutation during gestation, as a side-effect from some disease or infection, or even a result of radiation -- like the Incredible Hulk.

Because it's quite possible that a not-chicken *became* a chicken post-birth. (chicken came first) But it's also possible that a not-chicken was mutated in a way that didn't make it into a chicken, but made it produce a sufficiently-chicken egg from which hatched the first chicken. (egg came first)

It's even possible that a not-chicken laid a not-quite-chicken egg, but external factors acted upon the gestating chick to produce the first chicken. Which raises the question of whether it's sufficient to define what a *chicken* is and simply assume that any egg that births a chicken is officially a chicken egg, or whether you need to scientifically define what a chicken egg is, independently of what a chicken is.
 
2012-05-01 05:03:26 PM  

AeAe: Agreed. Egg came first.

The proto-chicken laid a mutated egg that was the first chicken.


I laid a mutated egg once.

/no chicken came from it
 
2012-05-01 05:03:27 PM  
only a creationist would say the chicken came first!
 
2012-05-01 05:03:48 PM  
Smells like... Chicken
 
2012-05-01 05:03:53 PM  

Giltric: Why Would I Read the Article: The chicken came first. It has proteins necessary for the formation of the egg.

Egg came first......the chicken was a mutation.


I don't even know why this is a question ever.

Eggs need to have come from something, which may or may not be a chicken.
Chickens always come from eggs.

Seems pretty self-evident to me. Egg.
 
2012-05-01 05:05:28 PM  

Sticky Hands: screwzloos: while

screwzloos: Assuming they clean out the chicken crap every once in a while (which may be a lot to assume), what would even be flammable in those buildings?

Feathers and probably the feed.


Depends on how closely packed the birds were, and honestly I think any hatchery supplying Walmart probably isn't cleaning up the crap very often. Obviously I could be wrong, but given even just recent articles here about battery cages... I don't have a lot of faith.
 
2012-05-01 05:06:00 PM  
Eggs came before chickens dammit.

Now the first life to utilize eggs as a means of reproduction well, that's so far back in time as to be near indeterminable.
 
2012-05-01 05:08:06 PM  
Disaster at hen house covered by Fox....

there's a joke there somewhere, I just know it...
 
2012-05-01 05:13:57 PM  
That's as much as 50,000 tens!
 
2012-05-01 05:14:39 PM  
I guess this is another reason why factory farms are a bad thing.
 
2012-05-01 05:14:52 PM  
Do the chickens have large talons?
 
2012-05-01 05:14:57 PM  
Neither, the rooster came first.

That's how the chicken got knocked up.

/The chicken should make the rooster a sammich.
 
2012-05-01 05:17:12 PM  

Sticky Hands: JesseL: I has a sad :(

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Impressive! most chickens can only manage to has a mean. >:(


They lose the ability to have anything but a mean as they mature.
 
2012-05-01 05:21:54 PM  
Everyone knows the egg came first. The first chicken egg was spat out of the bunghole of a mostly-chicken thing. It is believed that both where delicious.
 
2012-05-01 05:23:19 PM  
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2012-05-01 05:24:29 PM  

dv-ous: Those poor birds... :-(

Horrible way to go.


meanwhile we consume over 23 million chickens a day in the USA. hopefully their deaths are quick and painless.

/mmmmm, chicken
 
2012-05-01 05:26:05 PM  
This is a sad story, relevant to my interests and I am NOT getting a kick.....
 
2012-05-01 05:27:19 PM  
www.randomfunnypicture.com
 
2012-05-01 05:27:31 PM  
The chicken came first. Are you guys going to disagree with as reputable a source as MSNBC?!?

Yeah, I didn't think so. I'll expect a great big chocolate apology cake on my desk by morning.

Good day, sirs.

I SAID GOOD DAY!!
 
2012-05-01 05:28:58 PM  

Guuberre: It's like 500,000 voices cried "BOCK!!!" in terror and were silenced....


I'm so sad for all the dear little chooks, but that is very funny.
 
2012-05-01 05:32:15 PM  
This makes me sad. Especially since I have these three gals at home right now:

www.backyardchickens.com

/The Chicken Centipede
 
2012-05-01 05:35:31 PM  

Genta: the egg came first.

life began in the seas, where fish lay eggs to reproduce. then fish evolved to amphibious creatures like frogs, and frogs lay eggs as well.

"The first fully terrestrial vertebrates were amniotes - their eggs had internal membranes that allowed the developing embryo to breathe but kept water in. This allowed amniotes to lay eggs on dry land, while amphibians generally need to lay their eggs in water"
wiki link

reptiles and birds evolved from the amniotes (as did mammals but their evolution split after the amniots)

so basically... eventually an amniote laid a mutated egg that then became a bird, and a bird then laid a mutated egg that then became a chicken.

in short.... the egg came first.


www.wearysloth.com

FIRST came the dinosaurs.....

/Always love me an Airplane thread
 
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