Writing a Handout

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buck Creek Chickens, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I'm writing a handout for a demo with chicken at the local farm market and need some odd tid-bits of info about chickens (I'm going through brain freeze) to put in
    Can you think of anything.

    example : Alektorophobi: The fear of poultry
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey BCC!

    How about that hens will lay eggs without a rooster.
    And that chickens lay eggs of many colors: white, brown, tan, pink, green, and blue.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Hi, thats what i need and I'm looking for something off the wall, that only chicken people might know about
     
  4. katdam

    katdam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just learned that chickens can faint!!!
     
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest you Google "interesting chicken facts" you'll find a LOT of ideas. I was going to copy paste some here, but there's too much to choose from... plus, I'm not sure what sort of feel you're looking for, there's some are interesting, some downright wacky!
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    wacky, interesting, something different
     
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  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should probably put a disclaimer on this that not all these have been totally checked for accuracy, though most I'm pretty sure about! [​IMG] The one about the law in Gainesville GA could be totally bogus and there may be more cities in the US with "chicken" in their names, but I HAVE BEEN in Chicken, Alaska! (It's a really small town too!)

    There are over 150 varieties of domestic chickens.
    They were domesticated about 8000 years ago.
    A chickens' heart beats 280-315 times a minute. A chickens' body temperature runs at 102-103 degrees F.
    A rooster takes 18-20 breaths a minute, a hen 30-35.
    Chickens lay different colored eggs, from white, to brown, to green, to pink, to blue.
    The color of a hen's first egg is the color she will lay for life.
    It takes a hen 24-26 hours to lay an egg.
    There are 10 times more chickens on earth than humans.
    The longest flight on record for a chicken is 301.5 feet at 9 feet above the ground and the flight lasted 13 seconds.
    A running chicken can attain a speed of 9 miles per hour.
    Chickens can cross breed with turkeys. The result is called a 'Turkin'.
    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.
    The greatest number of yolks ever found in a single chicken egg was nine!
    In Gainesville, Georgia, (the chicken capital of the world), a local ordinance makes it illegal to eat your chicken with a fork.
    A chick takes about 21 days to hatch from its egg.
    A chick won't begin to grow into a chicken, in its egg, until it reaches a temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
    It takes a hen 24-26 hours to lay an egg.
    All domestic chickens can be genetically traced to Gallus Gallus, The Red Jungle Fowl
     
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  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Perfect [​IMG]
     

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