A chicken will lay bigger and
stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them
think a day is 28 hours long!
The chicken can travel up to
9 miles per hour.
There seven distinctive types
of combs on chickens: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea,
There are four places in the
United States with the word "chicken" in their name. Chicken, Alaska; Chicken
Bristle, in Illinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.
The largest chicken egg on
record was nearly 12 oz., measuring 12 1/4" around.
The greatest number of yolks
in one chicken egg is nine.
The record for laying the most
eggs: seven in one day.
There are more chickens in
the world than any other domesticated bird. More than one chicken for every
human on the face of this earth.
The longest distance flown
by any chicken is 301 1/2 feet. (as the crow flies)
Every bird and mammal except
the spiny anteater experiences REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
Did you know that some breeds
of chickens can lay colored eggs? Sure enough, the Ameraucana and Araucana
can lay eggs colored in shades of green or blue, depending on the breed
and it's ancestry.
By the way, Mallard ducks also
lay pale green eggs.
In 1994, 73,866 million eggs
were produced in the U.S. proving once again the U.S. has the best darn
chickens in the world.
China not only has the most
people in the world, but also has the most Horses with 10,000,000 and chickens
with over 3,000,000,000 of them.
The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't
come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the
Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.
Alektorophobia is the Fear
Laid head to claw, KFC chickens
consumed worldwide would stretch some 275,094 miles. They would circle
the Earth at the equator 11 times or stretch from the Earth approximately
50,094 miles past the moon.
There are approximately 450
million chickens in the United States.
Chickens make sounds with actual
meaning. They give different alarm calls when threatened by different predators.
A rooster will attack anything
that he thinks will harm the hens ( that includes humans ). Their spurs
(located at the back of their leg) can cause a very painful puncture wound.
If a rooster is not present
in a flock of hens, the dominant hen will sometimes take the role, stop
laying, and begin to crow. This is rare but it does happen.
In Gainesville, Georgia - the
chicken capital of the world - it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork!
(Source: local ordinance)
McDonald's in India doesn't
serve beef -- only chicken, mutton and fish. (Source: notice displayed
in McDonalds Bombay outlet)
The closest living relative
of the Tyranosaurus-Rex is the chicken.
The waste produced by one chicken
in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for
The longest recorded flight
of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
There are more chickens on
the planet Earth than there are people. (Please don't make them mad!!!)
The average mature production
breed hen produces .2 pounds of manure daily. (Source: Univ of MN)
Poultry Manure is only 75%
moisture, while cow and swine manure is up to 90% moisture. (Source: Univ
30,000 laying hens produce
40 tons of manure a month or almost 500 tons per year. (Source: Purdue
Chickens with white ear lobes
lay white eggs and those with red ear lobes lay brown eggs (only 3 or 4
rare breeds do not follow this rule).