Chicken Facts

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