A few years back I accumulated this list for my very first website. I'm rather fond of this list so I thought I would add it to the blog here for you all to read!
Here is part 1....the original list:
There are more chickens in the world then people.
History indicates that fowl were domesticated as far back as 3200 B.C.
Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine.
Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutrients or flavor.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
Hens take about 24-26 hours to produce one egg. Thirty minutes later they start the process all over again.
A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
There are nearly 200 breeds and varieties of chickens worldwide.
The average hen will lay 227 eggs a year.
An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.
Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.
The U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year. That is about 10% of the world supply.
Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their neck.
Chickens that lay brown eggs have red earlobes. There is a genetic link between the two.
The largest chicken on record, weighed 23 pounds, 3 ounces.
Some hens take 'breaks' from egg laying every 3-5 days, others rest every 10 days.
A hard-cooked egg will peel more easily if it has been stored for one or two weeks before it is cooked.
It takes 4 lbs of feed to make a dozen eggs.
Like I mentioned, this list was created a few years back. Since then I have added quite a few items to a new list. Keep an eye out for it, I'll post that one for you soon!