What came first, the chicken or the egg? "Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens...and God blessed them saying "be fruitful & multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day." Genesis 1:20 - 24 So I think this is pretty clear, the chicken came first. As my grandkids say, that's a silly question because a chicken had to lay the egg anyway!