chickens can see in UV!
This bird was probably first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food
Chickens can remember over 100 different faces of people or animals.
The color of a hen’s egg is determined by the breed of chicken—and the color of their ears!
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.