Chickens are cool! (50 chicken facts you will love)

Fun Facts Here: Chickens have a great memory. They can distinguish between over 100 different faces of people or animals.
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    Chickens are cool! Chicken facts

    Do you know about chickens? Now you will!
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    1. Chickens have a great memory. They can distinguish between over 100 different faces of people or animals.


    2. Chickens have full-color vision.

    3.They actually dream dreams when they sleep.

    4. Chickens can feel pain or distress.

    5. Over 452 million hens are used a year for eggs.

    6. There are over 25 billion of them in the world, that's more than any other bird.

    7. The rooster's wattle is used to bring attention to him when dancing for the hens. [​IMG]

    8. Chickens love to play!

    9. Mother hens talk to their chicks when they are still in the egg.

    10. Each chicken sound means something specific.

    11. A chicken can live for a short while without a head!

    12. A hen can lay more than 300 eggs a year.

    13. A mother hen turns her eggs about 50 times a day.

    14. The largest chicken egg weighed nearly 12 ounces.

    15. The chicken breed called turkens is not a chicken and turkey cross. That is a myth.

    16. Chickens cannot literally change gender. That is a myth.

    17. The waste made by a chicken in its lifetime can make enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours!

    18. Reportedly the record number of eggs laid in one day by a chicken is seven.

    19. The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia. [​IMG]

    20. All the chickens eaten at KFC worldwide would circle the Earth at the equator 11 times.

    21. The oldest chicken, Muffy, is 22.

    22. A freshly laid egg is 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

    23. Scientists believe chickens were domesticated about 8000 years ago.

    24. A chick starts developing at 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

    25. Chickens have more bones in their necks than giraffes!

    26. Chickens can mourn for each other.

    27. There are more chickens than people on the Earth.

    28. Silkies have five toes. [​IMG]

    29. The chicken came before the egg.

    30. In 2009, a lady found a fried chicken head at McDonalds.

    31. If a chicken has red ear lobes, it will lay brown eggs; if white, white eggs.

    32. Chickens will lay fewer, but larger eggs as they grow older.

    33. A chicken heart beats more than 300 times a minute.

    34. Chickens can't taste sweetness.

    35. They can taste saltiness.

    36. A chicken loses feathers when stressed.

    37. A chicken's beak can bleed.

    38. The dance roosters perform is called tidbitting. [​IMG]

    39. The record flight time for a chicken is 13 seconds.

    40. The record number of yolks in an egg is nine!

    41. In Gainesville, Georgia, it is illegal to eat fried chicken with anything but your fingers.

    42. There are 219 million undesirable male chicks killed each year by the egg industries.

    43. If the white of the egg is cloudy, it is fresh.

    44. The average cage space for an egg-laying chicken is less than a 8" by 11" sheet of paper.

    45. A group of chickens is called a flock.

    46. The amount of light is what makes a hen lay eggs.

    47. To make a dozen eggs, a hen has to have about four pounds of feed.

    48. A chicken is 75 percent water. [​IMG]

    49. Chickens don't pee. It is just mixed into the poop.

    Last one! 50. A rooster was chosen to be the mascot of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

    Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed and learned a little! Just remember this: Chickens are cool!!

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  1. Nikki de Villiers
    Great post, thanks for sharing..I did not know many of the things you mentioned being new to having them.
    :thumbsup
  2. silkie10
    CHICKENS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love:love
  3. The Angry Hen
    Thanks for sharing! It is fun to learn!
  4. Judy925
    • In response to #4: My hen CAUSES pain and distress. It happens everytime I step in her poo.
    • Re #6: I dunno about there being more chickens than any other bird... I recently put up a hummingbird feeder. Within one hour I thought I was in a Hitchcock movie.
    • Re #8: They DO love to play!! Tweedy beat me at Scrabble 3 times already!
    • Re #11: UGH!
    • Re #12: OUCH!
    • Re #14: 12 ounce egg??? My condolences to the mother!
    • Re #17: About their waste... I could have told you that. Tweedy generates the yearly electricity for our entire city.
    • Re #18: See "Re #12"
    • Re #24: At 88 degrees, my chick went looking for the air conditioner.
    • Re the author: Thanks for your post! Love it!!!
      Kraken Farmer and Flufferes like this.
  5. beb444
    Some very cool facts here!! thank you for taking the time to put this together:) Never knew that they had full-color vision!
  6. chick fire
    Those are some cool facts thanks they were helpful
  7. familyfarm1
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  9. MyPetNugget
    fantastic job!! ;) Like everyone else said, I like that you did credits. I didn't know most of the facts on here and they're very interesting. Cool! :D
  10. Chickenloving
    lol it okay.
  11. Silver Bantam
    Silver Bantam- -_- Chickenloving...

    Yes, I know *Blush* sowwy. I did correct myself on that X3 I don't what I'm thinking when I do stuff like that, happens all the time :I
  12. Chickenloving
    Maria Luna- thanks I hope he enjoys it
  13. Chickenloving
    Thanks everyone!!!!!!!! crazyfeathers- it is actually just another breed of chicken, like a naked-neck. Mountain Peeps- Yeah it sure took a while going through all those sites. :) Silver Bantam- -_- Chickenloving...
  14. Angelo2014
    Like the article those are some cool facts about chickens.
  15. Silver Bantam
    Sorry, Chicken Lover. I knew that XD
  16. Silver Bantam
    Wow, great job ChickenLover! And yes, like Mountain Peeps said good idea on giving the credits- I'm sure people will appreciate that. That is very interesting about the ear lobes, now maybe I'll be able to tell which of our hens laid what egg :)
  17. cluckcluckgirl
    Great job! Farming Frenzy- My hens that have blue earlobes lay blue eggs.
  18. Farming Frenzy
    Cool indidnt know the fact about red ear lobes - brown eggs! What about blue earlobes? Nice article
  19. crazyfeathers
    Fun! Now I have to read about turkeys. If they r nit chicken and Turkey cross what are they?
  20. Mountain Peeps
    Interesting. Good job giving credit!

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