Go Back > Urban Legends > Old Wives' Tales

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22 July 2014, 05:12 PM
snopes's Avatar
snopes snopes is offline
Join Date: 18 February 2000
Location: California
Posts: 109,653
Chicken Thunder stops eggs from hatching

Comment: My stepson was told at the Ionia Fair in Michigan that thunder
separates the yolk & white of eggs & prevents their hatching. I assume
this is an old wives tale.
Reply With Quote
Old 22 July 2014, 05:19 PM
GenYus234's Avatar
GenYus234 GenYus234 is offline
Join Date: 02 August 2005
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 26,559

So thunder stops the egg from developing? I'm not ovistist, but I'm pretty sure that an egg that is ready to hatch has no yolk or white left.
Reply With Quote
Old 22 July 2014, 06:37 PM
overyonder overyonder is offline
Join Date: 03 March 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,123

May be it keeps the rooster away from the hens? If they're all hunkered down, it may have a grain of truth? [just extrapolating here]

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Police: ‘Thunder from Down Under’ rumbles with armed man A Turtle Named Mack Police Blotter 0 19 March 2014 11:42 PM
Egyptian politicians red-faced after hatching plots on live TV A Turtle Named Mack Soapbox Derby 4 06 June 2013 08:49 AM
Police tap cars during traffic stops? snopes Automobiles 35 25 February 2013 12:36 AM
Brown eggs vs. white eggs snopes Food 16 21 March 2009 11:23 PM
Jamie's Got a Gun & The Thunder Rolls not initially played on MTV Ravenhull Entertainment 35 31 July 2008 03:30 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.