Having chickens is the backyard rage these days. Those that have them love them and those the don't have them, want them. So in honor of the chicken craze, I thought I would share a few fun facts about chickens you may or may not know.....
For example, like the sign in the photo states, it takes about 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch!
Here are a few more interesting and maybe odd facts for you:
- There are more chickens on earth than there are people, over three billion in china alone.
- Recent evidence suggests that domestication of the chicken began in Vietnam over 10,000 years ago.
- A chicken's heart beats at an amazing 280-315 beats a minute.
- Chickens can run at a speed of 9 mph.
- Chickens are the closest living relative of the tyrannosaur.