Easter themed animal facts – Easter chicks & Easter bunnies!

 “Did You Know?” Easter chicks

There are more chickens than people in the world

There are more chickens than any other bird species in the world

Chickens have different alarm calls for different types of predators

Chickens have over 30 different calls

Chickens have full-colour vision

Baby chickens are called chicks

Female chickens are known as pullets until they’re old enough to lay

Laying females are known as hens

Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels

The part of a rooster that dangles under his beak is called a wattle

 A chickens toenails and beak each have a blood supply

Heard the phrase “running around like a headless chicken”? – there is some truth in this, the longest time period recorded, of a chicken living without its head, was 18 months!

The fear of chickens is known as Alektorophobia

Chickens are afraid wide open spaces, this is known as Agoraphobia


“Did You Know?” Easter bunnies

For more bunny information – including terminology – check out my “Bunny Basics!” post (http://wp.me/p4i7kX-7c)

The biggest rabbit is 50lbs (3.5 stone!) and is called Darius – he is 4ft 3″ in length

Darius lives in the UK and is also the most valuable rabbit – insured for over £950,000.00

The largest litter reported to date was 24 kits the litter

At a run, a rabbit can reach 35 mph!

Rabbits on average live 8-12 years, the oldest rabbit lived to be 16

Rabbits are crepulscular animals – meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk

Rabbits can jump 36″ high

Rabbits cannot vomit – like horses, they lack the reflex

In the UK, the rabbit is the 3rd most popular pet (after dogs and cats)

A rabbit can growl and/ or scream when threatened

Rabbits scent mark their territory with scent glands under their chin

The fear of rabbits is known as Leporiphobia

Bunny Rabbit
Bunny Rabbit

I hope that you found the random Easter animal facts a bit of fun – if you want any more information, or have any questions, please feel free to ask in the ‘thoughts’ box below or on the comments page, or via social media sites
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