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Chickens can taste saltiness, but not sweetness.

The record for most egg yolks in one egg is 9 yolks

A hen has to eat about four pounds of feed to make one dozen eggs

On average, 97 chickens are killed every 0.05 seconds worldwide.

When a chicken gets its head cut off, it can run the length of a football field before dropping dead

As chickens grow older, they lay larger eggs, but fewer than when they’re younger.

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