Chicken Facts 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.

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