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Interesting Chicken Facts!

Chicken is one of the most widely consumed meats in the world. Many of us consume chicken several times a week and to put it simply… we just love our chicken! However, how many of us know much about chicken, besides the fact that it’s so delicious? Well, below we present some interesting facts about chicken we bet most you didn’t know. So let’s put aside feeding our stomachs for a second and let’s feed our brains with some interesting Chicken Facts!...

- There are at least two hundred breeds and variations of domestic chickens on record, most though are extinct or rare.

- There are more chickens (figures range from 19 to 25 billion) on earth than there are people.

- If you have a fear of chickens you may be Alektorophobic. 

- A chickens' heart beats at an amazing 280-315 beats a minute.

- Chickens are sociable animals. They form firm friendships preferring the company of chickens they know whilst avoiding those they do not.

- Chickens can cross breed with turkeys. The result is called a 'Turkin'.

- Chickens are pretty fast. The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour when it wants to.

- The longest flight documented for a chicken is 13 seconds and 301.5 feet distance. Chickens can fly, but not for long. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is only thirteen seconds.

- Fact: yes, this is a fact; a chicken can live without its head! As a matter of fact, one chicken was kept alive for eighteen months without its head – this is the longest documented incident of its kind. However, there are some unofficial stories of chickens living for up to three years without their heads. Scientific explanation: As long as the executer does not damage the chicken’s brain stem, the chicken can continue to live for a short while without its head.

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