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Top 25 Chicken Facts

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  • 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.

Jordan Walker

Loves his chocolate Labrador like no ones business. Jordan also loves cruising around the Maribyrnong river with Gixxa and his partner. He could talk your ear off when it comes to business, pets and motorcycles.

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