DID YOU KNOW?

50 BILLION EGGS ARE PRODUCED BY CHICKENS EACH YEAR IN THE US

FUN FACTS

TURKEYS

  • Turkeys are the only poultry breed native to the western hemisphere.
  • 46 million turkeys are eaten each year over Thanksgiving in the US.
  • The average American eats 16 pounds of turkey a year.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds.
  • Turkeys can see movement almost 100 yards away.
  • Male Turkeys are called gobblers.
  • A turkeys gender can be determined from its droppings.
  • Turkeys can run up to 25 mph and fly as fast as 55 mph.
  • Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
  • Turkey eggs hatch in 28 days.
  • Roasted turkey was the first meal eaten on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin.
  • June is National Turkey Lover’s Month.

FUN FACTS

CHICKENS

  • There is 0 nutritional difference between white and brown shelled eggs.
  • 50 billion eggs are produced by chickens each year in the US.
  • Chickens start laying eggs at 20 weeks old.
  • Chickens are omnivores.
  • There are dozens of chicken breeds.
  • A hen will turn her egg 50 times each day to keep the yolk from sticking to the side.
  • Over 100 million pounds of chicken wings are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • The chicken was the first bird to have its genome sequenced.

TERMINOLOGY

CHICKS

Baby chickens

PULLETS

Female hens until they begin laying eggs

ROOSTERS / COCKERELS

Male chickens

POULT

A baby turkey

TOM

A male turkey

HEN

A female turkey