Tuesday, November 08, 2005

And you thought you knew your chicken

ChickenJust a few Chicken Facts for you….

  • A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
  • There are four places in the United State with the word "chicken" in their name. Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle; in
    Illinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.
  • The largest chicken egg on record was nearly 12 oz., measuring 12 1/4" around.
  • There are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird. More than one chicken for every human on the
    face of this earth.
  • Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
  • There are approximately 450 million chickens in the United States… including yours.
  •  Chickens make sounds with actual meaning. They give different alarm calls when threatened by different predators.
  •  If a rooster is not present in a flock of hens, a hen will often take the role, stop laying, and begin to crow.
  • The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
  •  The closest living relative of the t-rex is the chicken.

More Chicken Facts here.


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