Poultry Fun Facts

  • It is believed that modern birds are descendants of T-rex.
  • The average turkey has 3,500 feathers.
  • Only tom turkeys "€œgobble."€ Hens "€œcluck."€
  • Chickens are omnivores. That means they eat both meat and nonmeat foods, like plants.
  • Since 1947, every year at Thanksgiving, the National Turkey Federation brings the U.S. president a live turkey to be pardoned.
  • Minnesota has sent the pardoned turkey 11 times.
  • Humans eat many different kinds of eggs besides chicken eggs. They eat quail, duck, and goose eggs too.