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 shop, instead we are offering a regular home delivery service ( DEVON / CORNWALL) as well as a possible click and collect service. We will be at the shop manning the phones 10am til 4pm, Monday - Saturday.
We have the basics on our online shop. If you cannot find all the products you are looking for then please contact us and we are more than happy to help. We can also supply a wide range of animal / pet feed too.
Following advice from Defra we are unable to use 3rd Party delivery services outside our region. This does restrict our delivery service to Devon and Cornwall only.
After exceptional demand we are SOLD OUT on our RSPCA Assured hybrids, we will have another batch ready at point of lay on the 30th April. You can pre-order on this batch and will also be able to deliver. We still have a selection of pure breeds and bantams to see this look at our"Current Availability" page.
To take advantage of this please email us your order to email@example.com or call us on 01752 426422.
From all the TMP team, Thank you for supporting through these difficult times.