The tradition of singing the national anthem at the beginning of a sporting event dates back to 1905 in Cardiff, when the Welsh Rugby Union team led the crowd in a rendition of 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau' in response to New Zealand's famous haka. wales.com/about/language/…
In a flock without a rooster, the hen at the top of the pecking order may try to take on the role of the rooster- and so will display behaviours such as crowing, and attempting to mount the other hens. chickenandchicksinfo.com/…
Chickens have earlobes, and the color of a hen's eggs corresponds to the earlobe color. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
In the Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, which houses 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and is fully governed by monastic law, no women or female animals are ever allowed in, so as not to tempt the monks, with the exception of hens (for eggs) and cats (to catch mice) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Chickens will sometimes eat their eggs and develop a taste for them. Sometimes, this can be caused by a calcium deficiency in their diet but other times, they just develop a taste for the rich food source and have to be culled or they can teach this to the other hens. bestnestbox.com/blogs/new…
General Robert E Lee had a pet hen named "Nellie" who laid an egg for him every day for breakfast. Robert E Lee loved the hen so much, he halted his retreat from Gettysburg in order to have his men look for her when he couldn't find her. emergingcivilwar.com/2012…
Hens store semen in storage tubules and can periodically release portions of it over the course of a month to produce numerous fertile eggs. If they happen to mate with a male they don't like, they can simply expel the entire sample and produce infertile eggs. blog.cacklehatchery.com/h…
In 1911, a "witchcat" appeared near Pottsville PA. It caused hens to crow like rooster and pigs to bark like dogs. Thomas Howell, the man who saw it, died along with eight cows and horses, the deaths attributed to a hex. The family crafted a golden bullet to shoot the cat and break the hex. schuylkillhavenhistory.co…
Today I learned about the "Coolidge effect," male animals preferring to mate with new females. Pres. Coolidge and his wife visited a farm, & Mrs. Coolidge learning a rooster mated a dozen times a day, said "Tell Mr. Coolidge." Pres. Coolidge told the rooster had a new hen each time, said "Tell Mrs. Coolidge." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
l, the invention of artificial refrigeration 1904, and various poultry raising techniques eggs were seasonal to the majority of the population. Farmers used various feed/light methods to trick hens into thinking it was spring and laying eggs year-round. Today eggs are a staple of most diets. daily.jstor.org/when-refr…
Since the 1960s, we have commercially bred Turkeys by having handlers ejaculate a male bird, lift the feathers of a female bird, and inject the tom's sperm into the hen to artificially inseminate them. freakonomics.com/2011/11/…
Teddy Roosevelt had a menagerie of pets while serving as president, including, but not limited to; Baron Spreckle (a hen), Jonathan Edwards (a small black bear), Josh (a badger), Tom Quartz and Slippers (cats), Bill (a laughing hyena a gift from Emperor Menelik ), and Bill the Lizard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
General Lee had a pet hen during the Civil War. She would lay an egg every day under his bed, but was eventually killed by the General's cook, which greatly upset him. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
There are eggs with a citrus scent, laid by hens fed a diet of citrus peel among other stuff wattagnet.com/blogs/23-po…
Hen harriers, native to Eurasia, hunt by surprising prey while flying low to the ground in open fields, often circling an area several times looking and listening for small birds and mammals.Its owl-like facial disc affords this diurnal raptor exceptional auditory acuity.Males practice polygyny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Steven Seagal once participated in a raid trying to uncover an illegal cockfighting ring because "Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves". The raid ended up killing more than 100 hens and roosters and the family dog. huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
In 1806 a purported witch named Mary Bateman ("Yorkshire Witch") created a doomsday hoax by inscribing "Crist is coming" on chicken eggs before shoving them back into hens (to be laid). Later, she was executed for murder and strips of her skin were sold as charms to ward off evil spirits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Chickens, especially hens, are very empathetic creatures who care deeply about their young. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In 1806 Mary Bateman 1806 she created the hoax known as The Prophet Hen of Leeds, in which eggs laid by a hen were purported to predict the end times. Villagers believed doomsday had come when a hen began laying eggs with the phrase "Christ is coming" on each one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Completely normal hens lay eggs with red yolks if you feed them Paprika or other feed containing Red Carotenoids. poultryworld.net/Broilers…
"cage free" eggs really don't make a difference in the wellbeing of the hen, since they can be cage-free and still stacked on top of each other in a coup. We just continue to pay significantly more for the same product that just 'sounds' better. gentleworld.org/cage-free…
Eggs from hens raised on pastures "contain twice as much vitamin E and long-chain omega-3 fats, 2.5-fold more total omega-3 fatty acids, and less than half the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids" than eggs from commercial hens cambridge.org/core/journa…
Llamas can be very effective for protecting sheep, goats, hens or other livestock. In certain regions, studied showed that they lowered the the kill rate of livestock by predators from 21% to 7%. There have been documented cases of Guard Llamas killing coyotes or dogs to protect the herd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Norwegian zoologist Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe observed that groups of chickens, and particularly hens, establish a dominance hierarchy primarily by pecking each other. This gave rise to the term "pecking order" to refer to the hierarchy in status amongst members of any group. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pec…
Roosters have evolved to not deafen themselves with their own loud crowing. The auditory canal closes as they open their mouths, preventing any hearing damage. This evolution does not appear on hens. sciencedirect.com/science…
The gender-neutral pronoun, β€œhen,” was introduced in 2012 and was swiftly absorbed into mainstream Swedish culture to replace using β€œboys and girls." nytimes.com/2018/03/24/wo…
, Teddy Roosevelt had, living in the White House, rabbits, a badger, a macaw, a hen, and a hyena. Among others. nps.gov/thrb/learn/histor…
Hens do not need a rooster to lay an egg. These are commonly known as unfertilized eggs. Regardless whether there is a rooster involved, hen lays egg almost daily on their own simply according to light patterns. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
A guard llama is a llama, guanaco, alpaca or hybrid that is used in farming to protect sheep, goats, hens or other livestock from coyotes, dogs, foxes and other predators. wikipedia.org/wiki/Guard_…
In 1806 Mary Bateman convinced hundreds of people her hen could predict the world’s end. Bateman sold protective wards for a shilling, but was exposed after a doctor caught her shoving handwritten eggs into her hen. Bateman then practiced medicine and was executed for poisoning her patients. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The world was ending in 1806 because someone wrote "Christ is coming" on eggs and stuffed them back into the hen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The USA has the lowest space requirement for its battery hens - less than 86 inchs sq, or smaller than a sheet of paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Chickens doesn't need rooster to lay eggs, they will do it regardless on regular schedule, thus not all hen eggs are fertilized ones. Also, egg yolk isn't what would become chicken, it's basically very rich in nutrients food for embryo if the egg is fertilized. localharvest.org/blog/269…
Hens (female chickens) don't need to have sex to lay eggs. These are the eggs you buy at the supermarket. There's no male involved. The eggs are unfertilized and will never hatch - never become chicks. kb.rspca.org.au/Do-I-need…
In 1806, a hen in Leeds, England, began laying eggs on which the phrase "Christ is coming" was written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The owner, Mary Bateman, had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink so as to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen's oviduct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Booming Ben, the last of the extinct Health Hen species, was last heard of drumming his noise to attract a mate. "With no females left to impress and no other males to compete against, however, Ben remained silent" daily.jstor.org/last-heat…
Today I learned of the 'Prophet Hen Of Leeds' who purported to predict the end of days but whose keeper, Mary Bateman, was writing "Christ is coming" on the hen's eggs then reinserting them into the hen's oviduct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A hen turns her egg 50 times per each day to keep the yolk from sticking to the side ansc.purdue.edu/faen/poul…
The cardinal is the state bird of seven states and almost became the state bird of an eighth (Delaware), but lost out to the Delaware Blue Hen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The common cuckoo is an obligate brood parasite; it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. The hen cuckoo flies down to the host's nest, pushes one egg out of the nest, lays an egg and flies off. The process takes about 10 seconds. A female may visit up to 50 nests during a breeding season. audubon.org/news/the-bril…
Hens are often fed their own eggs to replenish nutrients. microsanctuarymovement.or…
The first number printed on an egg within the EU, indicates how the hen that laid the egg, was farmed: 0 - organic, 1 - free range, 2 - barn, 3 - caged. customrubberstamp.co.uk/c…
Hens who had bronchitis lays wrinkled eggs poultrykeeper.com/egg-pro…
If you manipulate chickens (hens) at a young age by removing or damaging an ovary, the second ovary will develop into a functional testis that can even produce viable sperm and the hen will behave like a rooster. furfarmandfork.com/2011/0…
Most Australian (in fact in most countries) puppies in pet stores come from horrific and unclean puppy farms that keep dogs like battery hens. wheredopuppiescomefrom.co…
After mating, hens can eject the sperm of less desirable, low-status roosters. io9.com/5834529/female-ch…
The last living Heath Hen, "Booming Ben" got his name from his loud mating call he did to try to attract a female. He never knew he was the last of his kind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
A hen in Sri Lanka gave live birth to a chick. blogs.discovery.com/anima…
Hens lay unfertilized eggs daily. Before they are packaged and sent to the market, they shine a bright light through the shell (called candling)β€”which highlights any irregularities, such as a developing chick. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
When a hen stops laying eggs, it's referred to as "Henopause" blogs.seattletimes.com/al…

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