Fun  Facts 

  • China produces about 160 billion eggs per year. The US produces about 65 billion per year.
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  • A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.
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  • There are 150 species of chicken.
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  • Chickens are the world's most common domestic bird.
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  • Did you know a mother hen turns over her egg about fifty times per day? (so the yolk won't stick to the sides of the shell)
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  • An ostrich egg is one of the largest eggs and can weigh more than 3 pounds.
  • (eurekalert.org)
  • Chickens live about seven years—some breeds live longer.
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  • As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.
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  • Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
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  • The largest single chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound with a double yolk and double shell.
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  • The egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface.
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  • American Egg Board's Howard Helmer, Omelet King, topped existing Guiness Book of World records for omelet making in 1990. He emerged with 427 two-egg omelets in 30 minutes.
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  • According to the Guinness Book of Records, the record for throwing a fresh egg without breaking it is 317 feet, 10 inches.
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  • To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.
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  • Emu eggs range from medium to very dark green in color and weigh about 3/4 pound. The eggs are mostly yolk, and are very mild in flavor.
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