Many animals come from eggs laid by their parents. An egg is a perfect package for an animal embryo. It’s shell covering protects the baby and it’s yolk provides the food for the baby.
Baby birds use their beaks to chip a hole in their shells when they are ready to come out of the egg. Then they carefully chip the shell all the way around until the shell breaks in two allowing the chick to come out of the shell.
| All birds come from eggs, including ducks and chickens.
Most other animals are surrounded by softer shells and they merely have to push their way out of their shells. These eggs usually need to be hidden to protect the eggs from preditors.
| Frogs, turtles and snakes all come from eggs.
| Most fish and insects also come from eggs.