10 Interesting Facts About Chickens

10 Interesting Facts about our favourite little friends!
By Jetblack2004 · Mar 22, 2018 · ·
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  1. Jetblack2004
    Hello BYC!
    This article is going to have some very interesting facts about chickens! Some you may know already, some might be completely new! I hope you enjoy it :)

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    FACT ONE
    Chickens Can Dream
    That's right! Chickens can dream! All animals and humans go through a Rapid Eye Movement stage during sleep. This is when dreams happen. So next time you see your chick or chicken twitching in their sleep, they may well be dreaming of playing with their chicken friends........ or maybe just food.

    FACT TWO
    There Are Over 28 Billion Chickens In The World
    Recent studies show that a massive twenty-eight + billion chickens are living on the planet today. Looks like it won't be long before they rule the world.

    FACT THREE
    Chickens Can Live Without A Head
    Disturbing, but true. In unusal cases, a chicken without a head will run around for a short while without dying. Mike the Wyandotte is famously known for living and incredible 18 months without a head!

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    FACT FOUR
    It's Illegal To Eat Chicken With Knife and Fork In Gailsville, Georgia
    A woman was nearly arrested once for trying to eat chicken with a fork! In Gailsville, Georgia it is illegal to eat chicken with anything but your fingers!

    FACT FIVE
    Chickens Can't Taste Sweetness or Saltiness
    Chickens have a maximum of 450 taste buds, so they can't dectect salty or sweet tastes.

    FACT SIX
    Chickens Are 75% Water
    Yep, they are 75% water! This is 15% more than humans! It's almost suprising that they don't drown in themselves......

    FACT SEVEN
    The Oldest Chicken Ever Recorded Was 22
    Muffy the hen was a Red Quill Muffed American Game bird who died in 2011 and got into the Guiness World Records for Oldest Chicken.

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    FACT EIGHT
    Chickens Will Lose Feathers When Stressed
    This is part of the reason why battery hens are often missing lots of feathers. Poor things.

    FACT NINE
    Broody Hens Turn Their Eggs 50 Times A Day
    A healthy and happy hen will do this! It must be tiring and hard-work, but there is definitely a good outcome!

    FACT TEN
    Each Chicken Sound Has A Meaning
    It may sound like random clucking and squabbling to us, but every sound a chicken makes has a meaning. It's their way of communication. Try clucking to them sometime and see how they react. Just make sure nobody is watching you.....

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    I hope you all enjoyed reading these facts! I certainly enjoyed writing them! :D

    ~Jet

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  1. caboodleschicks
    Great article!! I enjoyed reading it! Great work! :goodpost:
  2. ChickenCowboy02
    Can I move to Gainesville? ;-;
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    1. Jetblack2004
      I was thinking the same xD

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