Here are some amazing chicken facts. We don’t know if they are all true but they are certainly interesting.
Chickens were domesticated about 8000 years ago
Chickens are not capable of sustained flight
Chickens can travel up to nine miles per hour
The longest distance flown by a chicken is 301 1/2 feet
There are over 150 kinds of domestic chickens
It takes 4lbs + of feed to make a dozen eggs
There are over 450 million chickens in the United States alone!
Americans consume a average of 8 billion chickens each year!
China has over 3,000,000,000 chickens and over 10,000,000,000 horses
There are more chickens in the world than any domesticated bird
Chickens are the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus-Rex
There are more than one chicken for every person on the face of the earth
A rooster takes a average of 20 breaths a minute, a hen averages around 30 breaths a minute
All chickens can be genetically traced to the Red Jungle Fowl
The greatest number known of yolks in one egg is nine
The known record for chicken laying the most eggs in one day is a total of seven
In the United States chickens produce around eighty millions eggs a year!
It takes a hen around 24 hours to lay a egg
It takes 21 days for a chick to hatch
Alektorophobia is the name given to ” the fear of chickens