Fact Sheet 2

•Chickens are the subject of the 2002 popular film Chicken Run which is the hilarious story of a group of Chickens who escape from their coop before their own makes them into Chicken pies!

Chickens are able to communicate with their mother whilst still in the egg and she with them. They can hear their mother's vocalisations and understand them after they are born.

In 2007, researches were able to extract small amounts of collagen protein from a 68 million year old Tyrannosaourses Rex leg bone. Futher analysis confirmed that the chicken is the closed living relative to the T.Rex

A Chicken can run about 9 miles per hour a human can usually manage 12- 15 mile per hour

The world record for the most eggs laid in one day is seven

The record for multiple egg yolks in one egg is nine

 

Chicken language has real meanings. The birds give different alarm calls depending on which type of predator is threatening them.
Chickens can cross breed with turkeys. The result is called a 'Turkin'
Chickens experience REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. (I wonder what they dream about?)
There are seven distinctive types of combs on chickens: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea, and V-shaped.