When most people think of chickens, they probably don’t think of them as being the most “beautiful” or “cuddly” animal. However, those people just haven’t met the right chickens. We’re here to show you just how cute these feathery critters can be.
Chickens are wearing tutus and the internet is loving every minute of it. Here are 40 of the sweetest chicks in tutus.
Chickens just might become your new favorite animal after you see these. Learn som fun facts about chickens on the way – there’s an interesting piece of chicken-related trivia on each slide.
1) Cupcake tutus
Did you know there are more chickens on earth than people? About 25 billion to be exact. In fact, there are more chickens than any other bird species.
2) So soft
Chickens are really smart animals. They can remember over a hundred different faces – both people and animals.
3) A lovely purple tutu
A mama hen is really quite busy. She turns her eggs approximately 50 times a day and can lay about 300 eggs over the course of a year!
4) Rainbow hues
Some more fun facts about chicken eggs! They develop when at the perfect temperature of 88 degrees and laid at 105 degrees.
5) So much color and fluff
Chickens started to be domesticated in Southern China around 8,000 years ago! That’s around 6,000 B.C.!
6) Pastel princess
It’s all about the earlobes. The color of the chicken’s earlobes will determine what color the eggs are! If the chicken has red earlobes, it will lay brown eggs. If they have white earlobes, they’ll lay white eggs.
7) Patriotic bird
The most eggs laid by a chicken in one day is seven. And the record for most eggs laid in one year is a whopping 371. That’s a lot of omelettes!
8) Autumn colors
The size of the eggs change as the chicken gets older. As they mature, their eggs are larger. However, they lay fewer eggs than when they were young.
9) Minty and windswept
You might not think that chickens really have a sense of taste, but they do! Chickens can actually taste saltiness, but they cannot taste sweetness.
10) Sass and pizazz
If you’re ever in Gainesville, Florida and have a hankering for some fried chicken, you better eat it with your bare hands! If you eat it any other way, it’s technically illegal. But, we don’t want to think about eating these cute chickens.
11) Full of confidence
If a hen is going to produce a dozen eggs, she’s going to eat about four pounds of feed. That’s a lot of food over the course of its lifetime!
12) All the colors
The “why did the chicken cross the road?” joke has been around for as long as most people can remember. But the earliest known printing of the joke was in New York Magazine back in 1847.
13) Three pretty ladies
Chicken is one of the most widely consumed meats on the planet. Sadly, though, that means about 97 chickens are killed every 0.05 seconds.
14) Unique and beautiful
The United Kingdom has nearly eliminated salmonella. How? By vaccinating their chickens.
15) Tiny little baby
“There’s a rare breed of chicken from Indonesia that is completely black including the feathers, beak, and organs, due to hyperpigmentation. They can be sold for $2,500,” says The Fact Site.
16) Farm fashion
There’s a mushroom that supposedly tastes exactly like chicken. It’s called a Laetiporus and it’s sometimes called the “fried chicken mushroom.” Save the chickens and eat the mushrooms!
17) Pretty in pink
Not all eggs have only one yolk. Sometimes there can be two or more. In fact, the record for most yolks in one egg is nine!
18) Feelin’ herself.
More records broken! The record for the largest chicken egg weighed in at twelve ounces and had two yolks inside.
19) A ray of sunshine
Chickens don’t exactly ‘fly’ but the longest recorded flight by a chicken was 13 seconds for a distance of around 305 feet. Not too bad!
20) Two beautiful ladies
Sometimes chickens have features that are reminiscent of dinosaurs, and that’s because they’re related! In fact, they are the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
21) Tutus no matter the season
Human bodies are made mostly of water but chickens have us beat. Chicken bodies contain 15% more water than humans.
22) Showing off
Not a fan of chickens? Some people have an actual fear of them. The name for that phobia is called Alektorophobia.
23) Poofy in polka dots
There are lots of methods for checking the freshness of an egg. One of them is by looking at the egg whites. If they’re cloudy, it means the egg is fresh.
24) Bright and vivid
Chickens are capable of dreaming. And it’s theorized that they also dream in full color. They see in color too!
25) Taking in the sun
Stress isn’t good for anyone’s health, and that goes for chickens too. When chickens get stressed out, they start to lose their feathers.
26) Looking good for fall
“It only takes about 26 hours for a hen to produce an egg, and 21 days for the egg to incubate and hatch,” says The Fact Site.
27) Double trouble
Chickens usually have a lifespan of around 8 years or so. The oldest chicken to have ever lived was named Matilda and she was 16 years old.
28) A bridesmaid chicken
Chickens are chatty creatures. They have their own unique language and use over 30 different sounds to communicate with one another.
29) Oh, hello
Chickens are fast learners and developers. The can develop object permanence after just two days. It can take human babies up to seven months.
30) Perfect lighting
Chickens are actually omnivores. A hen will even eat her own raw eggs if they aren’t feeling satisfied with their diet.
31) Vibrant and patterned
Ever wonder how chickens clean themselves? They take dust baths! Chickens dig a small pit and rub their feathers around in the dirt to help absorb the oils.
32) Ladies in yellow
Put on the Beethoven and Mozart! It’s been shown that chickens who listen to classical music lay bigger and heavier eggs.
33) Relaxing in style
Chickens are fast birds! They might not fly very well but a chicken can run up to 9 miles per hour. That’s pretty darn quick, right?
34) A lighter tutu
Chickens’ legs aren’t just fast, so are their little heartbeats. A chicken’s heart beats around 220 to 360 times per minute.
35) Her first tutu
“Mother hens talk to their chicks while they’re still in the eggs, and the chicks can chirp back while in the shell,” says The Fact Site.
36) Booty shot
Roosters are known to do a dance called “tidbitting” to attract hens. They waddle, make certain sounds, and move their heads up and down.
So, be honest – chickens in tutus are your new screensaver, right? We don’t blame you! We’re so happy we stumbled upon this new trend. More chickens in tutus please!