"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chicken Facts

Chicken Facts

I thought I would share some interesting chicken facts with you!

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On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year.

The greatest number of yolks ever found in a single chicken egg was nine!

A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell.

To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed.

The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed nearly a pound and had a double yolk and shell.

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.

A chicken is 75% water.

In the U.S., approximately 46% of the chicken that is eaten by people comes from restaurants or other food outlets.

Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older.

A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed.

The record for laying the most eggs in one day was seven.

The longest recorded distance flown by any chicken was 301.5 feet.

China has the most people in the world, *and* also has the most chickens. There are over 3,000,000,000 chickens in China! (The United States has only 450 million.)

The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.

In Gainesville, Georgia, (the chicken capital of the world), a local ordinance makes it illegal to eat your chicken with a fork. LOL

There are four cities in the United States that have the word "chicken" in their name: Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle, Illinois; Chicken Bristle, Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.

10 comments:

Andrea said...

Does this mean you are going to have some fresh eggs to share with us city folks if we meet you half way to get them?
Hugs,
andrea

Goose Hill Farm said...

ABSOLUTELY, MY FRIEND! :> )

Barbara said...

Giggles♥ Now this is right up my alley, great information, and I live in Georgia too, and yep that chicken is finger lickin good. I had a hen lay one of those whopper eggs, it has 3 yokes in it, all I had was a photo of it, my dh ate the egg. Lots of hugs for this fun day here, Barbara

Melanie said...

That's a lot of interesting chicken information!! :)

Just Breathe said...

Very interesting information.

Autumn Mist said...

Very interesting, I do like adding to my chicken facts!

Linda said...

Hi Laura.
This is some great info on chickens!
I must tell my sister about the Gainseville law on chickens!! She lives in Gainesville and I bet she does not know about this!!
Have lovely evening.
Blessings.

Heart2Heart said...

Laura,

Where are the chicken's earlobes? I didn't know chickens even had ears much less nuggets.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Denise said...

Very interesting.

Stephanie Ann said...

This is really cool. How about: A 1910-20ish name for an egg is was a cackleberry. Great post.