23 Pieces Of Random Chicken Trivia

There is probably a lot you don’t know about the domestic chicken and we are here to tell give you the information you never thought you needed to know. So, without further ado and whether you like it or not, here is some very random chicken trivia that we think you should know.

  1. A hen can lay over 300 eggs in a year.
  2. Americans consume over 8 billion chickens a year.
  3. Chickens were originally domesticated for cockfighting, not for food.
  4. Most eggs are laid in the morning, before 11 AM.
  5. A chickens body contains 15 percent more water than a humans.
  6. Chickens use over 30 different sounds to communicate with each other.
  7. There are more chickens on earth than there are people. They outnumber humans by more than 3 to 1.
  8. You can tell what color egg a chicken will lay by its earlobe. Red ear lobes will produce a brown egg and white will make a white egg.
  9. A chicken has three eyelids.
  10. Chickens raised for meat are slaughtered at 6 weeks.
  11. Airplane windows are tested with a chicken gun. Like the name implies, it fires frozen chickens at the window.
  12. If a chicken has its head cut off, it can run over 100 yards without dropping.
  13. Chickens use dust baths to bathe and clean themselves of parasites.
  14. Chickens see with full color vision.
  15. It takes only 3 weeks for a chicken egg to incubate and hatch.
  16. A chicken can run almost 10 miles per hour.
  17. Chickens are omnivores. They will eat seed and small game such as lizards. They will even consume their own raw eggs is necessary.
  18. A roosters dance to attract females is called tidbitting. It involves making food calls and moving the head up and down.
  19. Bird flu is very contagious and can kill an entire flock.
  20. Chicken can distinguish the faces of more than 100 members of their species.
  21. Chickens are the closest living relative to the T Rex.
  22. The only continent without live chickens is Antarctica.
  23. A chicken will produce 120 to 180 pounds of poop in a year. They even do it when they are sleeping.

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