Facts About Chickens: 6 Cool Chicken Facts

Facts about chickens

Facts about chickens: a chicken holding some chicken facts!

Chickens are beautiful and social creatures. There’s a wide variety of reasons that chickens are unique and special, and they’re definitely worth mentioning. Here are 6 cool facts about chickens:

Chicken Fact #1: Chickens start communicating with their mothers before hatching. 

Unborn chicks and their mothers have a strong bond – so strong, in fact, that they start to communicate before the chicks have even hatched. Mother hens will make soft purring sounds, and in return, the chicks will respond by making cheeping noises from inside their eggs. 

Chicken Fact #2: Mother hens teach their chicks to avoid danger. 

In a handful of different tests, hens have been observed and it’s been noted that hens teach their chicks to avoid food that is bad for them. In one test, observers watched as a hen taught her babies to avoid unhealthy color coded grains. If a hen can do this, she most likely is able to teach her young to avoid other things as well.  [Continue reading]

Keeping Chickens as Pets

Keeping chickens as pets

Chickens can be wonderful pets for adults of all ages. As consumers, we take chickens for granted, but unless an individual or a family decides to raise chickens, most of us never discover how incredible these birds are. Chickens are a great way for … [Continue reading]

Hatching Chickens

Hatching chickens

It’s the 18th day of incubation for your chicks, and one of them is beginning to hatch from its shell! You may even hear peeps coming from the eggs. What do you do now? Here’s a quick guide to hatching chickens. … [Continue reading]

Breeding Chickens

Breeding chickens

Breeding chickens has become one of the most lucrative businesses for many farmers. Raising chickens does not require huge capital as compared to other businesses. Breeding entails a process of raising small chicks until they mature up and start … [Continue reading]

How Many Chickens are there in the World?

How many chickens are there in the world?

Have you ever wondered just how many chickens there are in the world, or even within your own country? If you guessed a couple million, you’re not even close! One billion chickens? Still cold. The truth is that the verified chicken population from … [Continue reading]

“Chickens For Sale!”: Where to Buy Chickens

Chickens for sale

Before you look at the sources from where you can buy the chickens, it's important to understand that they are a number of species of the chickens. Just like any other farm varieties, the various species of chickens are also bred for very specific … [Continue reading]

Where Do Chickens Come From?

Where do chickens come from?

There have been various explanations explaining the origin of chickens. Charles Darwin’s studies concluded that the domestic chicken originated from the red jungle fowl. However, a new study from University of Uppsala suggests that Darwin was wrong. … [Continue reading]

What Do Chickens Eat?

What do chickens eat?

When it comes to the diet of chickens, there’s a big difference between what they should eat and what they will eat. Chickens are notorious scavengers and seem to enjoy nothing more than pecking their way through the dirt, eating just about anything … [Continue reading]

Types of Chickens

Types of chickens

There are literally hundreds of types of chickens in existence. However, fewer than half of these breeds are uncommon today. The types of chickens are generally grouped into a few categories, which makes choosing breeds a little easier. … [Continue reading]

Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens

Backyard chicken rearing can really be fun just like keeping any other pet. The very first step is to educate yourself about local laws with respect to keeping backyard chicken. Be sure it is not forbidden and be ready to abide by every condition … [Continue reading]