Fun facts about chicken

In 2007, researchers were able to extract small amounts of collagen protein from a 68 million year old Tyrannosaurs Rex leg bone. Further analysis confirmed that the chicken is the closest living relative to the T. Rex.




  • The chicken has been domesticated for 8,000 years.
  • 4,000 years ago the Egyptians built brick incubators which could hold 10,000 chickens at a time
  • There are more chickens on earth than humans.
  • The average hen lays 300 eggs per year.
  • The record for multiple egg yolks in a single egg is nine.
  • If a chicken has red ear lobes, it will lay brown eggs if it has white earlobes it will lay white eggs.
  • Chickens will lay fewer and fewer but larger and larger eggs as they grow older.
  • The largest recorded chicken egg weighed 12 ounces and had two yolks.
  • The record for egg laying belongs to a white leghorn that laid 371 eggs in 364 days.
  • A headless chicken can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.
  • The longest recorded chicken flight was 13 seconds and a total distance of 301. 5 feet.
  • A Chicken can run about 9 miles per hour, a human can usually manage 12-15 miles per hour.
  • Chickens have a different alarm cluck for different predators.
  • A chicken's heart beats 300 times a minute (about 4-5 times more than a human)