Factoid

Chickens have full-colour vision, just like humans do.

Strange Chicken Facts

Just for a bit of fun, I’ve compiled a list of strange chicken related facts from various sources both online and in books.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

  • Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg.
  • Headless Mike is a famous Chicken who had his head chopped off and survived for over 18 months. He was fed and watered through a pipette!
  • The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell.
  • Chickens can’t swallow when they are upside down.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  • The longest distance flown by a chicken is 301.5 feet.
  • There are more chickens in the world then any domesticated bird.
  • Chickens dream just like we do. They experience REM (rapid eye movement) during sleep.
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