Because most of the basic behaviors of a chicken are controlled by the brainstem and not its brain, and because of automatic nerve responses, a headless chicken can live for a long time. They can continue living for anywhere from a few minutes to a record of 18 months.
Usually, the chicken only lives for a few minutes, because, though its brain function has ceased, its automatic nerve and muscle responses continue, and it runs as an instinctive way to flee and escape danger. According to Stuff You Should Know, there was a chicken who lived 18 months after beheading because the ax missed its brain stem.Learn More
Wild chickens exist in the forests of India and South East Asia, while captive chickens live in chicken coops. Wild chickens roam the forest floor for bugs and sleep up in the trees at night to avoid predators. Captive chickens will become territorial and return to a provided coop at night.Full Answer >
For individuals interested in keeping chickens for eggs, roosters have little value and are often given away for free. In 2014, a young rooster costs $5 to $15. Newly hatched chickens, half of which are roosters, can be purchased in 2014 for $3 to $5.Full Answer >
A raw chicken wing weighs approximated 3 ounces, or 89 grams. The amount of lean meat in a chicken wing is about 1 ounce, or 30 grams. The skin on the wing is slightly less than an ounce, or 26 grams.Full Answer >
There are hundreds of different breeds of chickens that are distinguishable from one another by examination of physical traits such as size, color of the feathers and type of comb. Different breeds of chickens also lay eggs of different colors. They may have different numbers of toes, different feathering patterns and different skin colors.Full Answer >