Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
One of the unfortunate things about Nature is that she gives us what she wants and not what we desire. Some years ago there was a serious attempt to breed chickens who would lay square (actually cubical) eggs. Such an egg would be ideal for shipping. Ma Nature didn't like the idea and neither did the chickens.
Actually.... there are two other reasons

First.... The shell would not be as 'strong'

Second... The hen's cloaca would close with either a 'bang' or a 'clap'....

Can you imagine the noise living close by a commercial 'egg factory'. The 'farmer' would not be able to take any afternoon naps.