Monday, June 13, 2011

Ten Facts About Chickens:

  1. It is thought that the nearest relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex is a chicken.
  2. A castrated male chicken is called a capon.
  3. Chickens will be less 'flighty' if while tending a pen or chicken house the caretaker walks backwards.
  4. You can literally hypnotize a chicken by holding it and drawing a line in the dirt over and over. The chicken will stay still right there as long as you do this.
  5. Some breeds of chickens can lay colored eggs.
  6. Christmas has different meanings in different countries. Christmas Eve in Japan is a good day to eat fried chicken and strawberry short-cake.
  7. The average hen lays 265 table eggs each year.
  8. There are more chickens on earth than there are humans.
  9. A chicken's gizzard will likely have gravel to help "chew" the food for digestion.
  10. A rooster will usually perform a special waltz or dance in an attempt to attract a mate.

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