Docker Park Farm Visitor Center Lancashire Docker Park Farm's Chicken Factfile

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Fact - A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!

Fact - The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour.

Fact - There seven distinctive types of combs on chickens: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea, and V-shaped.

Fact - Unrelated to the chicken, the male cock-of-the-rock bird earned the name "cock" because of its rooster-like appearance and combative behavior. The female of the species influenced the word "rock" being added to the name because of her habit of nesting and rearing the young in sheltered rock niches.

Fact - There are four places in the United State with the word "chicken" in their name. Chicken, Alaska;Chicken Bristle; in Illinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.

Fact - The largest chicken egg on record was nearly 12 oz., measuring 12 1/4" around.

Fact - The greatest number of yolks fopund in one chicken egg is nine.

Fact - The record for laying the most eggs: seven in one day.

Fact - There are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird. More than one chicken for every human on the face of this earth.

Fact - The longest distance flown by any chicken is 301 1/2 feet. (as the crow flies)

Fact - Every bird and mammal except the spiny anteater experiences REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

Fact - Some breeds of chickens can lay colored eggs. The Ameraucana and Araucana lay eggs colored in shades of green or blue, depending on the breed and it's ancestry.

For Bookings and Information please Contact:
Hilary at Docker Park Farm Visitor Centre in Lancashire
on 015242 21331