My chicken education (update #1)

I have learned a few new chicken facts since I wrote my first post “All the things I know about Chickens” I figured that now would be a good time to share them (before I forget them)

  • My friend Cal thinks that I will be ok to chicken sit in the summer, so I must not be that hopeless
  • After killing meat birds, apparently, you should let the meat sit/rest/hang for a while (in ice water) before freezing… otherwise you end up with “mutton chicken” (its a long story)
  • Chickens start laying eggs around 6 months old
  • chickens are omnivorous (like humans and bears)
  • A hen’s egg production decreases every year
  • apparently chickens were domesticated about 8000 years ago… That’s a long time

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