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But before getting to the dinner table check these 10 chicken facts You Didn’t Know About:
Chickens are Descendants of Dinosaurs
To put an end to the age-old question though, Which came first the chicken or the egg? Well, all vertebrates have eggs and the hard-shelled variety first appeared among reptiles. And since we just learned that chickens are descendants of these massive prehistoric reptiles, the egg did in fact, come first. And now you know!
Chickens have been Farmed for 8000 Years
Nowadays nearly half a billion hens are farmed, each year for eggs around the world.
Chickens are taking over the World
Hens can lay more than 300 eggs per year
In 2009 according to the US Department of Agriculture over 90 billion eggs were produced in America alone. That’s a lot of omelets! I’m hungry I’m gonna go grab one.
Eggs are laid at 105 Degrees
Eating chicken is Super Trendy
Americans eat over 8 Billion Chickens a Year
Chickens are Omnivores
Chickens experience REM sleep
Roosters dance for the Hens
Researchers have found that the hens prefer frequented bidding and roosters with larger brighter combs on the top of their heads. Scientists think that the Roosters waddle you know that the dangly bit beneath its beak helps to gain a hens attention when he’s tit bidding.
Well, there you have it 10 incredible facts about the world’s most popular bird! So next time you’re about to chow down on one take a moment to consider the long history of this funky little dinosaur.
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