10 Interesting Facts

Chickens know who’s boss—they form complex social structures known as “pecking orders,” and every chicken knows his or her place on the social ladder.

Chickens have full-color vision—no color-blindness here!

 Who likes to sunbathe? Apparently everyone—humans, cats, dogs, and chickens too! You can’t blame them, and they don’t even need sunscreen.

Chickens are real sleeping beauties—they experience rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which means they dream just like we do.

Chickens have more than 30 types of vocalizations to distinguish between threats.

When chickens feel stressed, they start to loose their feathers.

A chickens heart beats from 220 to 360 times per minute.

Most eggs are typically laid in the morning between 7am and 11am.

Chickens prefer to bathe in dust, rather than in water, dust bathing both controls external parasites and helps condition a chickens feathers.

Believe it or not, the chicken is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex !