10 Fun Facts About Chickens | Living the Country Life
More
Close

10 Fun Facts About Chickens

Meet the chicken: a versatile farm animal, pet, and food provider.
  • 1. No Rooster Needed

    You don't need a rooster in order for hens to lay eggs. You only need a rooster if you want chicks. 

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 2. An Egg a Day

    One hen generally lays one egg a day, producing up to 300 eggs a year. 

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 3. Old News

    The average life span of a hen is 8 to 10 years; some hens live to age 20.

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 4. Egg-cellent Layers

    Hens start laying eggs at about 6 months old.

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 5. Personality Types

    Chickens have a range of personality types, from friendly and curious to aloof and bossy.

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 6. Loud Mouths

    Chickens "talk" and have numerous vocalizations that mean different things. 

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 7. Elephant's Memory

    Chickens have good memories and can recognize facial features.

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 8. Tips and Tricks

    Chickens with red earlobes lay brown eggs; chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs. 

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 9. Time is of the egg-ssence

    As hens mature, they lay fewer but larger eggs.

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens
  • 10. Fall Fashion

    Chickens drop their feathers and grow new ones each fall.

    Date Published: September 20, 2017
    Date Updated: September 22, 2017
    Tags: Chickens

Latest Blogs

Betsy's Backyard |
5/25/18 | 11:05 AM
My daughter, Caroline, said she missed my blog, so I'm going to download a few ...read more
Betsy's Backyard |
3/12/18 | 1:18 PM
The Living the Country Life Spring/Summer 2018 issue comes out this month. I loved the...read more

Add Your Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login