All domestic chickens can be genetically traced to Gallus Gallus, The Red Jungle Fowl over 8,000 years ago.
The closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus-Rex is the chicken.
A chickens' heart beats 250-355 times a minute depending on breed. A chickens' body temperature is around 103°F. A chicken takes 20-36 breaths per minute.
A chicken is 75% water.
Chickens are not capable of sustained flight. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. A chicken can run about 9 miles per hour; a human can usually manage 12-15 miles per hour.
Chickens can live to be 20 years old, but on average they live to be about 8 years old.
Chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs and those with red ear lobes lay brown eggs (only 3 or 4 rare breeds do not follow this rule).
To produce a dozen eggs, a chicken has to eat about 4lbs of feed.
It takes a hen 24-26 hours to develop and lay an egg.
Chickens have more bones in their necks than giraffes. They have no teeth and swallow their food whole.
A chicken's sense of smell is comparable to our own.
Chickens see a similar colour range, and they love to watch television. Many also enjoy classical music, preferring the faster symphonies to the slower ones.
The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens; it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.
The waste produced by 1 chicken in its lifetime can generate enough electricity to run a 100 Watt bulb for 5 hours
Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.
There are more chickens than people in the world!