Interesting Chicken Facts

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  1. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I found this article online and thought it was interesting so I wanted to share:

    20 Little Known Facts About Chicken
    July 13, 2007 by Susan300 (Associated Content)

    Little Known Chicken Fact #1 ~
    Chicken are pretty fast. The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour when it wants to.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #2 ~
    The largest ever recorded chicken egg weighed nearly 12 ounces, and measured 12.25 inches around.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #3 ~
    Chicken language has real meanings. The birds give different alarm calls depending on which type of predator is threatening them.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #4 ~
    There are more chickens on Earth than there are humans.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #5 ~
    Chickens can cross breed with turkeys. The result is called a 'Turkin'.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #6 ~
    There are four cities in the United States that have the word "chicken" in their name: Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle, Illinois; Chicken Bristle, Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #7 ~
    The greatest number of yolks ever found in a single chicken egg was nine!

    Little Known Chicken Fact #8 ~
    Chickens experience REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. (I wonder what they dream about?)

    Little Known Chicken Fact #9 ~
    The chicken is the closest living relative of the tyrannosaurus-rex.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #10 ~
    In Gainesville, Georgia, (the chicken capital of the world), a local ordinance makes it illegal to eat your chicken with a fork.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #11 ~
    The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #12 ~
    China has the most people in the world, *and* also has the most chickens. There are over 3,000,000,000 chickens in China! (The United States has only 450 million.)

    Little Known Chicken Fact #13 ~
    The longest recorded distance flown by any chicken was 301.5 feet.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #14 ~
    The record for laying the most eggs in one day was seven.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #15 ~
    There are more chickens in the world than there are of any other domesticated bird. In fact, there's more than one chicken for every human on the face of this earth.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #16 ~
    Chickens can fly, but not for long. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is only thirteen seconds.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #17 ~
    A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you adjust the lighting in their cages to make them think each day is 28 hours long, instead of 24.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #18 ~
    Chickens eggs come in colors sometimes, (other than white and brown). Some breeds lay eggs in shades of blue or green. Ready-made Easter Eggs!

    Little Known Chicken Fact #19 ~
    The fear of chickens is called 'Alektorophobia'.

    Little Known Chicken Fact #20 ~
    Laid head to claw, all the chickens consumed from KFC worldwide would circle the Earth at the equator 11 times.

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  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Very Interesting, I wonder if the Nine yokes were found in the 12 ounce egg? [​IMG]
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    neat info!
     
  4. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little Known Chicken Fact #17 ~
    A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you adjust the lighting in their cages to make them think each day is 28 hours long, instead of 24.

    Hmmm, Just think how much I could get done, if there were 28 hours in a day![​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Somewhere, there was an article in the last few months that came out. Scientists have taken DNA from Dinosaur bones and created chickens with TEETH! And the chicken used was a Silkie if I am not mistaken. I'll see if I can find the article.
     
  6. charmedbychickens

    charmedbychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ahhhaaa... there's actually a name for my 20 year old son's sickness. I wonder if I should get him counceling.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Ahhhaaa... there's actually a name for my 20 year old son's sickness. I wonder if I should get him counceling.[​IMG] [​IMG]

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