In my sometimes misguided attempts to educate "city folks" about farm-living, I am today going to
tell you 10 random things about chickens.
I know you want to know...go on, admit it...besides, it's very trendy right now to "keep chickens" and this blog does endeavor to be trendy (not that I would know trendy, even if it jumped up and bit me).
1. The average hen lays 300 eggs each year.
2. The record for multiple egg yolks in one egg is nine. (three for us)
3. A hen must eat about 4 pounds of feed to produce 1 dozen eggs.
4. A chicken will lay fewer but larger eggs as it grows older
5. The largest recorded chicken egg weighed 9 ounces and had two yolks. (ouch)
6. The record for egg laying belongs to a leghorn that laid 371 eggs in 264 days.
7. The record for most eggs laid in one day by a single chicken is 7.
8. Americans eat 80 pounds of chicken per capita per year.
9. Chickens can run 9 miles per hour.
10. There are currently more chickens on earth than humans.
And that friends, is your lesson for today.