in 1903 a patent was granted to Andrew Jackson Jr. of Munich, TN
for little spectacles that act as eye protectors for chickens

the Blue Hen chicken is the official state bird of Delaware

the Rhode Island Red chicken is the official state bird of...Rhode Island

The National Research Council of Canada devised a cannon that fires dead chickens
at speeds of up to 620 mph to test the effects of bird strikes on airplanes

Japan's National Space Development Agency suspended rocket tests in August 1997
because hundreds of chickens were scared to death by the explosions

the domestic chicken most likely originated in Asia

male chickens are called cocks or roosters

female chickens more than a year old are usually called hens

females less than a year old are called pullets

baby chickens of either sex are called chicks...castrated males are called capons

a modern poultry farm may have several hundred thousand or even more than a million laying hens

chickens are adapted for living on the ground and consume natural foods consisting
mainly of worms, insects, seeds, and greenstuff

chickens have short wings that make them incapable of flying unless it is across a very short distance

in the United States in 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the country

laid head to claw, KFC chickens consumed worldwide would stretch some 275,094 miles

roosters crow, hens don't...they just cluck

chickens are injected with hormones for juicier thighs and a meatier texture

chickens will eat just about anything put in front of them