Chicken Fun Facts

 

September 20th, 2014   10:00 am – 6:00pm

 

Did you know?

  • - There are four places in the United States with the word “chicken” in their name: Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle in Illinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.
  • - September is National Chicken Month. Good time for a chicken festival.
  • - There are more chickens than people in the World.
  • - There are approximately 450 million chickens in the United States. Close to 300 of them live in Fair Oaks.
  • - If you suffer from Alektorophobia, you have a fear of chickens.
  • - The chicken has been known to travel up to nine miles per hour.
  • - Turkens are not a hybrid of turkeys and chickens. They are a breed unto themselves believed to have been developed in Hungary and perfected in Germany.
  • - According to a local ordinance, in Gainesville, Georgia it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
  • - The closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the chicken.
  • - A chicken can have four or five toes on each foot.
  • - There are over 150 varieties of domestic chickens.
  • - A rooster takes 18-20 breaths a minute, a hen 30-35.
  • - There are nine different comb styles for chickens: single, rose, spiked rose, cushion, pea, walnut, strawberry, buttercup and V.
  • - Different chicken breeds vary in temperament. They can be docile, flighty or aggressive. Chickens also have personalities and, like people, some are friendly and some are just plain onry.
  • - In 1863 Charles Darwin published an inventory of the chicken breeds existing at that time….all 13 of them.
  • - Providing that pressure is applied at the ends and not the middle of a chicken egg, a well-formed egg shell can support up to nine pounds of pressure before breaking.

 

Fun Chicken Websites

Ever wonder what the well-dressed chicken’s wearing this season?
Check out www.chickenssuit.com

Urban Legends
www.snopes.com/science/cannon.htm

You might want to read this review before you rent the next chicken film.
www.documentaryfilms.net/Reviews/NaturalHistoryofChicken

Now that you have your chicken, it will need a home.
www.poultryconnection.com/links/Housing

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