Top 25 Chicken Facts

top 50 chicken facts


  • 1 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS will want to fly less if the owner / caretaker walks around backwards.
  • 2 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS are not scary looking BUT if you have a fear of chickens, it is called ‘Alektorophobia’.
  • 3 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS love to talk and be social with other animals, with this, they tend to develop firm friendships too.
  • 4 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS are the closest living relative to the famous dinosaur – the tyrannosaurus-rex
  • 5 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS are in high abundance, there is actually more chickens on the face of the Earth than there are humans.
  • 6 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS almost lay an egg a day but on average lay 265 table eggs each year (happy chickens lay more eggs)
  • 7 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS can run at speeds up to 15 kilometers per hour (only when it wants to).
  • 8 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS lay eggs according to their size – usually – the largest ever recorded egg was 340 grams in weight.
  • 9 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS generally lay an egg with 1 yolk, however the highest number on record was 9 yolks in a single egg.
  • 10 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS have been used as domesticated pets for over 10,000 years and the first evidence was found in Vietnam.
  • 11 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS waste for their lifetime has the ability to supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt light bulb for 5 hours.
  • 12 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS have plenty of breeds, with over 200 breeds in the world, with most of them being rare or close to extinct.
  • 13 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS can flap their wings and not really get anywhere but the longest flown distance by a chicken was 91.9 meters.
  • 14 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS clean and preen their feathers every single day while in their natural environment or in chicken coops.
  • 15 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS can be hypnotized if you hold it and continually draw a line in the dirt in front of it.
  • 16 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS have gizzards (pouch behind the stomach) and likely will have gravel in them to help them ‘chew’ food.
  • 17 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS are actually omnivores, which means they eat both vegetables and meat.
  • 18 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS have extremely fast hearts and the averages chickens heart beats at 280 – 315 beats per minute.
  • 19 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS generally lay an egg a day but the record for most eggs in one day is sitting a 7 eggs!
  • 20 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS love to dust bath and can actually become frustrated if they are prevented or stopped from doing it.
  • 21 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS live 5 to 11 years in the wild and they generally live longer than domesticated chickens.
  • 22 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS out number humans but they out number every other domesticated bird too.
  • 23 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS thrive in China! Not only does China have the most people in the world, they have the most chickens (3+ billion)!
  • 24 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS can cross breed with turkeys and the result has its own name, a ‘Turkin’ (no joke).
  • 25 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS will lay bigger & stronger eggs if you adjust the lighting in their change so they think the day 28 hours, not 24.
  • 26 #DidYouKnow? CHICKENS have their own language, as their noises have actual meaning behind them and are used as different alarms.

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