Female chickens are called hens and males chickens are called Cockerels or Roosters. Baby chickens are called chicks. Only the hens lay eggs.
Chickens can normally lay around 1-2 eggs a day depending the daylight hours; this is called a photo period.
The red part at the top of the chicken's head is called a comb and the bottom part is called a wattle.
Chickens have to have dust baths to remove dead skin cells from their body and reduce any build up of oil on their feathers.
Chickens can run up to 9 miles an hour.
Chickens actually have very good eyesight. They can actually see more colours than humans can!
Chickens are omnivores, which means that eat insects, grains as well as fruit and veg, however they will eat anything. Chickens have no taste buds so they're not picky! Chillies are actually very beneficial to a chicken's health and they could eat the hottest chilli in the world. In the wild chickens are known to hunt and catch mice.
Chickens have been known to swallow stones to help them digest their food. The stones help grind up the food and grain they eat.
The colour of a chicken's depends on the colour of their ear! A chicken with white ears will lay white eggs and a chicken with darker coloured ears with lay brown eggs. Have a look at our chickens and try and see what colour eggs they will lay!
Every year we hatch chickens eggs using our incubator. It takes 21 days for them to hatch. Sometimes hens will be 'broody', this is when they become very maternal and sometimes get aggressive to protect their eggs.
All of our chicken eggs are fertilised, this means that you could buy some of our farm eggs from the shop, take them home and hatch your own chickens (given the right conditions of course!)