Chicken Facts For Kids
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Well, we don’t know why the chicken crossed the road, but we do know some interesting facts about chickens that you might not have known before! Here are some chicken facts for kids.
1. Chickens are birds.
Chickens belong to the bird family, just like sparrows or eagles. They have feathers, wings, and lay eggs like other birds. However, chickens can’t fly for very long distances.
2. Chickens can lay different colored eggs.
Did you know that chickens can lay eggs that are not just white or brown? Some chickens lay blue or green eggs too! The color of the egg depends on the breed of chicken.
3. Chickens have a strong sense of smell.
Chickens can detect different smells with their two nostrils located at the base of their beak. They use their sense of smell to find food, avoid predators, and even recognize other chickens!
4. Chickens are omnivores.
Chickens don’t just eat seeds and grains. They also eat insects, worms, snails, and even small mice if they catch them! That’s why they are called “omnivores.”
5. Chickens communicate with different sounds.
Chickens have different ways of communicating. They use clucks to show they are happy and comfortable while they use squawks and screams to signify danger.
6. Chickens have a remarkable memory.
Did you know that chickens have been found to be able to remember up to 100 different chickens and human faces? They can also remember different areas where they find food and water.
7. Male chickens are called roosters.
Roosters are the male chickens in a flock. They are usually bigger and have bigger combs and wattles (red fleshy growths on the head and neck) than the female chickens.
So there you have it! Some fun and interesting facts about chickens. Next time you see a chicken, you’ll know a little bit more about them.