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.
Following government advice we are currently not open to the public as a drop in shop, instead we are offering an appointment service as well as an optional home delivery service ( DEVON / CORNWALL). Slots can be booked via this link taylormadepoultry.co.uk/clickandcollect/
We will be at the shop manning the phones 10am til 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday.
Our delivery service is currently covering to Devon and Cornwall only.
We have currently SOLD OUT of our RSPCA Assured hybrids. However, our next batch will be available from the beginning of August. You can pre-book appointment slots on our website to collect them. We still have a selection of pure breeds and bantams, please call us to check availability.
Chickens will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, as we work towards getting back to normal opening.
From all the TMP team, Thank you for supporting through these difficult times.