The question to be answered is this: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The chicken cannot come first, for this would mean there was a result without a cause.
The egg cannot come first, for this would mean there was a cause without a result.
They cannot be simultaneous, for this would mean there was no connection between them. One would be unable to act as the cause for the other.
The chicken cannot appear without an egg. The egg cannot exist without the chicken. They cannot exist independently.
Answer: emptiness. Dependently arising mere appearances.