A hen in Sri Lanka seems to have settled the age old controversy on what came first chicken or egg, by giving a freak birth to a chick in a poultry farm in the country's central province.
A vet in the hill country town of Welimada P R Yapa said the egg appeared to have incubated inside the hen's body and the bird died when she gave birth to the chick.
The birth of the chick caused internal bleeding leading to hen's death, but the chick is doing fine.
"I had only heard about such a thing before but was able to see it myself when it happened," Yapa said.
The rare happening was confirmed by a postmortem examination which he carried out, the vet said.
"There were lacerations and a tear of the reproductive tract that caused the death," Yapa said.
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