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Mike the Headless chicken survived for 18 months without a head, living to to ripe old age of 23 months

An egg develops at 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and is laid at 105 degrees

They slurp grass like spaghetti

Chickens were domesticated in Southern China around 8,000 years ago in 6000 B.C

A chicken’s heart rate is 300 beats per minute, she will breathe at 30-35 breaths per minute and her temperature is between 105-107°F.

The largest chicken egg ever recorded weighed 12 ounces and contained two yolks.

Chickens bodies contain 15% more water than humans

When chickens feel stressed, they start to lose their feathers

Originally, chickens were domesticated for the use of cockfighting

There are more chickens on earth than people – 25 billion. There are also more chickens than any other bird species.

The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To boldly go where no chicken has ever gone before.

Chickens can run up to 9 miles per hour!

There’s a rare breed of chicken from Indonesia that is completely black including the feathers, beak, and organs, due to hyperpigmentation. They can be sold for $2,500

Ducks are just all terrain Chicken

A mother hen turns her eggs about 50 times per day, and can lay more than 300 eggs per year.

Roosters perform a little dance called ‘tidbitting’ in which they make sounds (food calls) and move their head up and down, picking up and dropping a bit of food. Researchers have found that females prefer males that often perform tidbitting and have larger, brighter combs on top of their heads.

Scientists think that the rooster’s wattle–the dangly bit beneath his beak–helps him to gain a hen’s attention when he is tidbitting.


Chickens bodies contain 15% more water than humans

Chicken wings used to be considered undesirable and sometimes thrown out, until 1964 when a restaurant owner barbecued and served them in 1964 and called them Buffalo wings. They were named after the city they were first made in, Buffalo, New York