13 interesting facts about chickens

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One can keep a raw chicken frozen for a time span of about 2 years. Though this kind of storage is possible and does not change taste and flavor, it is advisable not to consume chicken stored for such a prolonged time period.

Heard about incubators that are used at poultry farms? Well, the prototype appeared about 4,000 years ago, in Egypt, and could hold 10,000 chicks.

Over 80 pounds of chicken is consumed by an average American every year.

An average dish of cooked chicken meat weighting about 120 gr, contains 337 calories. If you fry it, then the calories almost double.

Every body enjoys a bowl of chicken soup when they are down with flu. Well more than half the revenue of chicken soup manufactures of the United States is generated during the cold and flu season.

This bird was probably first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food.

With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other bird species.

Baby chickens are chicks. Female chickens are pullets until they’re old enough to lay eggs and become hens. Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels, depending on the country you’re in.

More than 29 million eggs are being eaten only in England every day.

Chicken meat is rich in vitamins B12, B6, B3 as well as minerals: phosphorus, zinc, kalium.

Chickens are the closest living relative of the tyrannosaur.

A chickens’ heart beats at an amazing 280-315 beats a minute.

Chickens are able to communicate with their mother whilst still in the egg and she with them. They can hear their mother’s vocalisations and understand them after they are born.

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