As of 2014, the longest recorded time a chicken has been observed flying continuously is 13 seconds. The furthest recorded flight of a chicken covered 301.5 feet.Know More
Domestic chickens are artificially bred to grow large breasts, and the extra weight from this muscle tissue makes it difficult for chickens to fly. Domestic chickens are also trained to stay near the roost and not to fly off, which breeds against developing advanced flying abilities.
The domestic chicken descends from the Red Junglefowl. In the wild, Red Junglefowl forage for food on the ground but roost in trees. These wild fowl are capable of both running and flying reasonably well.Learn more about Chickens
The Jersey Giant, the world's largest breed of chicken, can grow to more than 13 pounds in weight. In rare cases, castrated roosters can weigh as much as 20 pounds. The Jersey Giant is named for its state of origin, New Jersey; it was developed in the late 19th century.Full Answer >
A male chicken is called a rooster. Roosters under 1 year old are often referred to as a cockerel, while those over 1 year old are called cocks.Full Answer >
A team of scientists has concluded that it was the chicken that came first and not the egg. Egg shells can only be produced in the presence of a protein found in the chicken's ovaries. An egg cannot exist on its own without having first existed within the chicken.Full Answer >
A chicken is not a mammal. A chicken is a bird. Though a domesticated chicken doesn't fly very well, its body is made for flight.Full Answer >