Hen keeping Fact 1:
The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough
electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
Hen keeping Fact 2:
China has the most people in the world, *and* also has the most chickens.
There are over 3,000,000,000 chickens in China! (The United States has only 450
Chicken keeping Fact 3:
The longest recorded distance flown by any chicken was 301.5 feet.
Hen keeping Fact 4:
The record for laying the most eggs in one day was seven.
Hen keeping Fact 5:
There are more chickens in the world than there are of any other domesticated
bird. In fact, there's more than one chicken for every human on the face of this
Hen keeping Fact 6:
Chickens can fly, but not for long. The longest recorded flight of a chicken
is only thirteen seconds.
Hen keeping Fact 7:
A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you adjust the lighting in
their cages to make them think each day is 28 hours long, instead of 24.
Hen keeping Fact 8:
Chickens eggs come in colours sometimes, (other than white and brown). Some
breeds lay eggs in shades of blue or green. Ready-made Easter Eggs!
Chicken Fact 9:
The fear of chickens is called 'Alektorophobia'
Little Known Chicken Fact 10:
Chickens can and do change sex, a well know fact among egg farms. The known
occurences happen about every 1 in a 10,000.