More interesting chicken facts

A chicken is 75% water.

Chickens can live to be 20 years old, but on average they live to be about 8 years old.

Chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs and those with red ear lobes lay brown eggs (only 3 or 4 rare breeds do not follow this rule).

To produce a dozen eggs, a chicken has to eat about 4lbs of feed.

It takes a hen 24-26 hours to lay an egg.

A chicken’s sense of smell is comparable to our own.

Chickens see a similar colour range, and they love to watch television.  Many also enjoy classical music, preferring the faster symphonies to the slower ones.

The term ‘Chicken Pox’ didn’t come from people believing that they came from chickens; it came from the Old English term ‘gican pox’ – which means the itching pox.

The waste produced by 1 chicken in its lifetime can generate enough electricity to run a 100 Watt bulb for 5 hours

Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.

There are more chickens than people in the world!


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