Chicken trivia and facts from calendar

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Farmer Kitty, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I have a Just Us Chickens calendar for 2008. It includes a chicken fact or trivia for each month and I thought I would share them with all of you. Some of these things I knew from the forum and some were new to me.

    Here they are:

    January- It takes a hen 24 to 26 hours to lay an egg. If incubated, a chick will hatch 21 days later.

    February- A chicken's heart beats between 280 and 315 times a minute!

    March- There are approximately 450 million chickens in the United States.

    April- In 1994, the chickens in the United States laid 73,866 million eggs.

    May- The largest egg ever laid by a chicken was 12 1/4 inches in diameter and weighed 12 ounces.

    June- The chicken is the closet living relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

    July- There are seven individual types of combs on chickens: strawberry, rose, single, pea, buttercup, cushion, and V-shaped.

    August- The Ameraucana and Anaucana chicken can lay colored eggs in shades of blue or green depending on the breed.

    September- In 1979, a White Leghorn chicken set a world record by laying 371 eggs in 364 days.

    October- Chickens can run up to nine miles per hour.

    November- The largest number of yolks ever recorded in one chicken egg is nine!

    December- The furthest distance ever flown by a chicken is 301 1/2 feet.

    Hmmm-No wonder it is hard to catch a chicken! Between running and flying they can easily out do me!

    All I can say about May is: OUCH!!!!!!

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  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I like the fact for June.

    After all, Have you ever messed with a broody hen? [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would like to see a phot of that May egg and the hen that laid it!
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:I have to wonder how she laid it and if she is okay.
     
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi, cool sounding calender, where did you get it? [​IMG]
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    At one of those calendar stands you find in the malls.
     
  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    thanks [​IMG] I'll have to see if I can find one.
     
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:I just got this tonight at the calendar kiosk at the local mall for half price! I'd been waiting. They only had three left.
    Here's my question for the January fact. Does not the egg also need to be fertilized???
     
  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Quote:I just got this tonight at the calendar kiosk at the local mall for half price! I'd been waiting. They only had three left.
    Here's my question for the January fact. Does not the egg also need to be fertilized???

    Yes if you incubate an non fertile egg after 21 days all you have is a rotten egg.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I bet May and November are the same egg! [​IMG]
     

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