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Chicken Quotes, Sayings, Fun Facts and Trivia

Updated on September 18, 2018
The Chicken Dance
The Chicken Dance | Source

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
  • The chicken came first—God would look silly sitting on an egg. - 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

Funny little chickens
Funny little chickens | 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 and Trivia

  • Heat does not kill chickens, humidity does. Chickens function fine in higher temperatures, however humidity has been know to lower a chicken’s performance and render them dead.
  • 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.


Ha, ha, ha
Ha, ha, ha | Source

I wonder if chickens do a people dance at their weddings.

© 2011 Susan Hazelton

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      toknowinfo 

      7 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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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      SJ 

      7 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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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      evvy_09 

      7 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!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      oceansnsunsets, thanks for the lovely comment.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      DIYweddingplanner 

      7 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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      Om Paramapoonya 

      7 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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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

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

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      Nell Rose 

      7 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

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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?

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Lisa Knox-Brown 

      7 years ago from Trinidad

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

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      tom hellert 

      7 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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      Ingenira 

      7 years ago

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

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Sinea 

      7 years ago

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

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      prasetio30 

      7 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

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      Rhonda Musch 

      7 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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      BkCreative 

      7 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!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      There seems to be something inherently funny about chickens.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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