Interesting Facts About Chicken
- Female chickens are called pullets for their first year or until they begin to lay eggs. For most breeds, around 20 weeks is a typical age for the first egg.
- Most hens are productive layers for two years before declining in production, but some continue to lay eggs for several years.
hickens can cross breed with turkeys. The result is called a ‘Turkin’.
- The largest ever recorded chicken egg weighed nearly 12 ounces, and measured 12.25 inches around.
- Normal laying routines can be interrupted by molting, winter daylight shortage, temperature extremes, illness, poor nutrition, stress, or lack of fresh water. Hens usually return to normal laying habits when the disruption-causing factor ends or is corrected.
- The greatest number of yolks ever found in a single chicken egg was nine.
- The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
- The record for laying the most eggs in one day was seven.
- Chicken are pretty fast. The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour when it wants to.
- Some individual hens never lay eggs, due to narrow pelvises or other anomalies.
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