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Cool Facts About Chickens

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These chickens create the beautiful free range eggs that are served at Tranquilles Bed and Breakfast, Cafe and Gallery at Port Sorell, Tasmania. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.

These chickens create the beautiful free range eggs that are served at Tranquilles Bed and Breakfast, Cafe and Gallery at Port Sorell, Tasmania. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.

These chickens create the beautiful free range eggs that are served at Tranquilles Bed and Breakfast, Cafe and Gallery at Port Sorell, Tasmania. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.

Cord Mincher, Staff Writer

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Chickens need a lot of care and love. And also, it is becoming more and more popular, especially as demand for food grows with the population of humans grows. Also, along with us, chickens’ population grows too, making it a reliable source for food. It’s also a very tasty food. And some of the chicken industries are becoming corrupt, dirty, and are using growth hormones, which is causing more and more people to farm their own chickens. So, here are some cool facts you might find useful for farming chickens.
Most chickens will lay up to five eggs per week. However, this number can shrink or grow depending on how healthy the chicken is. Light is one factor, so overcast is bad for their laying. If you live in an area where this weather is common, heat lamps are good for the chickens to lay. (They are also good for motherless chicks who are rejected, orphaned, bought from a store, etc.)
Chickens are very smart. Some studies have shown that the average chickens are actually smarter than the average toddler! :l it has been discovered that they can navigate using the sun at only two weeks old, and many are very good at escaping their coops(heads up). Chickens have also been proven to know that an object is simply out of sight when its out of sight, unlike young children, who think that said object has disappeared.
Fun facts: Chickens also can see in full color, like a human. They also dream, which is not a common trait in all animals. Chickens were domesticated in southern China in 8000 b.c. Chickens can taste salt, but not sweetness. Chickens lay larger but fewer eggs as they grow older. Chickens will also eat their own eggs if they are feeling they need more protein, and they eat bugs as well, along with plants, making them omnivores.
Chickens are very interesting and underestimated. If you look into their history with humans and their usefulness you will probably come to the same conclusion.

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