Saturday, March 17, 2007

Chicken Facts

A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
There are four places in the United State with the word "chicken" in their name. Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle; inIllinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.
The largest chicken egg on record was nearly 12 oz., measuring 12 1/4" around.
There are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird. More than one chicken for every human on theface of this earth.
Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
There are approximately 450 million chickens in the United States… including yours.
Chickens make sounds with actual meaning. They give different alarm calls when threatened by different predators.
If a rooster is not present in a flock of hens, a hen will often take the role, stop laying, and begin to crow.
The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
The closest living relative of the t-rex is the chicken.
More Chicken Facts here.

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