Chicken is a kind of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. It is the most common type of poultry in the world, and one of the most common and widespread domestic animals. Humans raise chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and eggs. The meat of a chicken has been variously adapted to regional tastes. They have become prevalent throughout the cuisine of cultures around the world because of the relative ease and low cost of raising them compared to other animals such as cattle or hogs.
- Chickens can identify over 100 different faces of people or animals.
- There are more chickens on earth than people.
- On average, 97 chickens are slaughtered every 0.05 seconds worldwide.
- When the head of the chicken has been cut off, it can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.
- There’s a rare type of chicken from Indonesia that you can buy for $2,500. It is entirely black, including the feathers, beak, and organs, due to hyperpigmentation.
- The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia.
- When they feel stressed, they start to lose their feathers.
- Chickens have their unique language with over 30 different sounds used to communicate.
Chicken: A domestic bird that is kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one.
White Meat: Pale meat such as poultry, veal, and rabbit.
Fowl: A gallinaceous bird kept for its eggs and flesh
Hyperpigmentation: Patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin.