Fluffy chickens, frizzle chickens, big chickens, little chickens, chickens with four toes and chickens with five. In fact there are over 150 different domestic breeds of chickens, and some of them are really beautiful. But mostly around farms you will see chickens that lay great eggs. Even egg colours will vary depending on the colour of your chicken. Did you know that an egg is soft when it is layed!
A chicken takes 21 days to hatch. A chick spends a long time with mother chicken learning to feed and keeping themselves warm under mums wing whilst growing their own feathers. Chickens will start to lay eggs around twenty weeks of age. During their first year they are called pullets.