Chickens communicate with more than 24 vocalisations, each with a distinct meaning, including warning their friends about different types of predators or letting their mothers know whether they’re comfortable.
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.
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.
About Clucks & Chooks
This site has been designed to offer tips, advice and a guide to keeping hens. When I started out on the daunting task of preparing for life as a hen keeper (for eggs and as pets) I struggled to find information on the web and often found myself submitting questions on hen keeping to numerous forums. I am in no way an expert but I want to offer nuggets of advice which I have picked up along the way on areas which I have experienced and had to deal with. Hopefully you'll find this of some use.
With the recent recession affecting a lot of people, self-sufficiency is becoming more of a popular thing and keeping chickens can offer a valuable source of food and nutrition whether its from the eggs they produce or the chicken themselves.