Chicken quotes, sayings, fun facts and trivia

The Chicken Dance
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Chicken quotes and sayings

  • Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. - Aesop Fables
  • It is not unprofessional to give free advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house. Warren E. Burger
  • If a man's gonna eat fried chicken, he's gonna get greasy. - Author Unknown
  • When arguing with a chicken a grain of corn is always wrong. - African Proverb
  • Ever think of what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth. - Anne Tyler
  • It is better to be the head of chicken than the rear end of an ox. - Japanese Proverb
  • The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed. - Martina Navratilova
  • An overcrowded chicken farm produces fewer eggs. Chinese Proverb

This chicken says "Back Off".
This chicken says "Back Off". | Source

Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens

Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
they were pecking at my pillow,
they were hopping on my head,
they were ruffling up their feathers
as they raced about my bed.

They were on the chairs and tables,
they were on the chandeliers,
they were roosting in the corners,
they were clucking in my ears,
there were chickens, chickens, chickens
for as far as I could see...
when I woke today, I noticed
there were eggs on top of me.

Jack Prelutsky

Chicken
Chicken | Source

Chicken Facts

  • Americans consume an average of 8 billion chickens each year.
  • On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year.
  • Chickens have full-color vision.
  • There are more chickens on earth than humans.
  • Chickens lay different colored eggs, including such colors as white, brown, green, pink, and blue.
  • There are over 150 kinds of domestic chickens.
  • Chickens have more bones in their necks than giraffes!
  • To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about 4 pounds of food.
  • The chicken is the closest living relative to the tyrannosaurus rex.
  • The waste made by a chicken in its lifetime can make enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours!
  • Chickens can mourn for each other.
  • A rooster takes 18 to 20 breaths a minute, and a hen 30 to 35.
  • The greatest known number of yolks in one egg is nine.
  • A chicken is 75% water.
  • The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia.
  • Gainesville Georgia is the chicken capitol of the world.
  • A chicken takes 21 days to hatch.
  • Chickens can travel up to 9 miles per hour.
  • A chicken loses feathers when stressed.
  • A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times a day, so the yolk does not stick to the shell.
  • There are four cities in the U. S. that have the word 'chicken' in their name: Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristol, Illinois; Chicken Bristol, Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Wow! I didn't know all those things about chickens. I particularly enjoyed your quotes.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

There seems to be something inherently funny about chickens.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Pamela, there's a whole lot more info about chickens out there that I could even begin to cover. Thanks for visisting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

dahoglund, I know what you mean. That must be why there are so many chicken characters in cartoons.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Love those chicken quotes - how clever and so true, that grain of corn is always wrong.

What a fun and informative hub - yay!


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

I didn't know chickens could be so funny. I do know they are yummy. Great hub voted up and awesome.

Have a great day

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I never knew about this. I liked all these quotes about chicken. Well done, my friend. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. God bless you!

Prasetio


Sinea 5 years ago

God bless the chickens....I think my family must have eaten 7 billion of them!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you BKCreative. I found them funny myself. I'm glad you enjoyed.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Rhonda, not only are they funny , they look funny. You're right, chicken is delicious.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Prasetio, thanks. As always, it's nice to hear from you. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Sinea, I'm right there with you. Chicken is our main meat.


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Ingenira 5 years ago

These are so fun and funny. I enjoyed every bit of it, especially the poem about chicken. Thank you. Voted up !


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

KKG,

i was not going to leave a comment but eventually i "bawked" at that idea...*snicker*

I should do a hub like this on Tuna-.

If someone is scared of chickens are they chicken of chickens???

If a tree falls on a chicken in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?

Chickens are delicious....

TH


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lknoxbrown 5 years ago from Trinidad

I thought this was quite funny. I love the stats, my favourite part! Keep them coming :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Ingenira, thanks so much. I don't know why but I find chickens inherently funny. I'm glad you liked it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Tom, you're quite funny. I especially like the chicken of chickens comment. I do think you should do a hub like this about tuna. Like Jessica Simpson says, is Chicken of the Sea chicken or tuna?


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Iknoxbrown, I'll keep them coming, it's sorta my thing. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, blue eggs and related to T rex? Wow! I will never look at a chicken the same way again! lol


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

LOL at some of the quotes, too funny! Thanks for sharing. :)


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

"It is better to be the head of chicken than the rear end of an ox." !!! LOL I love this one. Thanks a lot for sharing these funny quotes and trivia. :)


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

Ohmygosh! A whole hub about chickens! Being a GRITS (Girl Raised In The South), I can completely relate! Very cool hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

I know what you mean Nell, it does somehow raise their level of awesomeness.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

oceansnsunsets, thanks for the lovely comment.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Om, I found it funny also, it made me giggle. Thanks for visiting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DIYweddignplanner, I know what you mean, you can eat grits with anything. You can fix chicken in a million different ways. I thought it would be interesting to learn a little more about the bird itself.


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evvy_09 5 years ago from Athens, AL

Love the quotes. I've always been just a little bit creeped out by chickens. Have no idea why but they are delicious anyway. Thanks for another awesome hub!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

evvy_09, I can understand being creeped out by chickens. When I was little my grandmother had a chicken that would run at me ande peck at my feet every time I went out the back door. As a result, I like them as food but not so much as a pet.


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ahostagesituation 5 years ago

Lol, what made you do this, KKG? Kinda loving the fact that evvy_09 is creeped out by chickens....awesome. I never really thought about where I stood on the issue, but I much prefer them in some sort of sauce rather than wondering around the yard. Who knew there was so much on chickens?


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

I did it on a whim, ahostagesituation. I have to agree with you I'd rather eat them than greet them. i was also surprized at the amount of information about chickens.


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

This was an eggstraordinary hub. Thank you for adding humor to my day. I enjoyed it very much. Rated up and awesome.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

You're quite welcome, toknowinfo. Glad you enjoyed it. Love the play on words.

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