the 'truth' about chickens?
Araucana Chicken & Eggs
natural blue-green egg of the Araucana chicken is why the breed is sometimes called
the "Easter Egg" chicken. They originated in Chile and were brought
to the U.S. around 1920.
are some chicken eggs brown?
few decades ago, when people came to the conclusion that brown
flour, and brown sugar were more nutritious than their
many also extrapolated that brown eggs must be
healthier, too. Conversely,
many lovers of white eggs figured there must
be something alien and weird
about the brown ones. In reality there's
no discernible difference in flavor
or nutrition between brown
and white eggs.
The only difference is that brown eggs are laid
by rust-red chickens, such
as the Rhode Island Red, while white eggs come
from white chickens, most
notably the White Leghorn, which makes up about
90% of the North
American egg-laying chicken population. So can't we all get
a baby chick breathe inside the egg? How?
Yes it does. An eggshell may
look solid, but it actually has about
8,000 pores that are large enough for
oxygen to flow in and
carbon dioxide to flow out. John Davy of Edinburgh,
this in 1863 by pumping pressurized air into an underwater
watching thousands of tiny bubbles appear on the surface. The
head of a chick develops at the large end. About three days before
a baby chick punctures the air cell at the base of the egg
with its sharp
egg tooth (a tiny, horn point on top of its beak) and
breathes the first gulp
of air: still inside the egg. As soon as it
can breathe, it can peep. We can
hear peeping and
tapping as it methodically chips a hole in the egg.
Can chickens fly?
Better than a penguin, emu, kagu, kiwi, and ostrich
However, not that well compared to most other birds. The world's
record for a nonstop chicken flight is a little more than 230 yards.
How long would chickens live if we didn't eat them?
If kept away from
the frying pan and Colonel Sanders,
they will live about eight years.
"Just Curious, Jeeves"