Ever wondered why chickens look kind of funny when they blink? The reason is that they close their eyes from the bottom up.
A female chicken less than a year old is called a “pullet.”
Some free-range chickens walk up to 14 hours a day.
In France a rooster doesn’t say “cock-a-doodle-do.” It says “co-co-ri-co.” In Russia it says “koo-ka-reh-kooo.” In Spain they say “co-co-rro-co-co.”
The only bird with a comb is the chicken.
Chickens are nearsighted.
Chickens can’t see in the dark. (That’s why they go to bed at dusk.)
Chickens were domesticated before cats.
General Robert E. Lee had a pet hen. She laid an egg under his cot every day. He loved that hen.
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Analysis of dung suggests that gorillas choose their favorite fruits for the sugar content, unripe seeds of certain fruits because of low fat content, the stems of plants for fiber, and new leaves for protein (Rogers, 1990).