7 Weird and Cool Facts About Chickens

7 Weird and Cool Facts About Chickens

Hey there backyard chicken lovers! Are you ready to learn some weird and cool facts about our feathered friends? Buckle up, because we're about to take a wild ride into the world of chickens.

Chickens are decendents of tyrannosaurus rex

Chickens are descendants of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

That's right, you read that correctly. Scientists believe that chickens and T-Rex share a common ancestor, making chickens distant relatives of one of the most ferocious dinosaurs to ever roam the earth.

Chickens have over 30 different vocalizations.

They can communicate with each other through a variety of clucks, crows, and even purrs. Next time you're hanging out with your backyard chickens, try listening closely and see if you can identify any of their unique vocalizations.

Chickens can dream when they sleep.

Chickens can dream. That's right, just like humans and dogs, chickens are capable of dreaming while they sleep. So the next time you see your chicken twitching and moving in its sleep, it's probably having a wild chicken dream.

Chickens talk to their eggs.

Chickens have a unique way of communicating with their eggs. Before laying an egg, a chicken will often "talk" to the egg, clucking and cooing to it. Scientists believe this is to help the chicken bond with the egg and ensure the egg's safety and well-being.

Chickens sometimes show off their food before they eat it.

Chickens have a unique way of determining the pecking order. They have a behavior called "tidbitting" where a chicken will peck at a piece of food and then hold it in its beak, moving it around to show it off to the other chickens. This behavior is a way for the chicken to establish its dominance in the flock.

Chickens can recognize up to 100 different faces.

This includes other chickens, humans, and even dogs. They also have the ability to remember a face for up to five years. So next time you're hanging out with your backyard chickens, don't be surprised if they recognize you and come running for a treat.


Chickens have a third eyelid.

Chickens have a third eyelid, known as the nictitating membrane . This translucent eyelid acts as a protective shield for the chicken's eye. It can be seen as a white or translucent film that moves across the eye to protect it from dust and debris.

So there you have it folks, 7 weird and cool facts about chickens that will blow your mind! Who knew that these little feathered friends were so fascinating? Next time you're hanging out with your backyard chickens, take a moment to appreciate their unique and fascinating characteristics.

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