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Facts about Chickens and Eggs

Here are fun, interesting and useful facts about chickens and eggs!


  • the body temperature of a hen is approximately 106° F
  • A chicken lays an egg about every 36 hours
  • The entire time from ovulation to laying is about 25 hours. Then about 30 minutes later, the hen will begin to make another one.


  • Americans eat an average of about 250 eggs per year per person