Some surprising facts about chickens:
- Chickens have full-color vision.
- Hens defend their young from predators.
- Chickens know who's boss, they form complex social structures known as "pecking orders", and every chicken knows his or her place on the social ladder.
- Chickens love to sunbathe, wings outstretched, eyes closed.
- Mother hens talk to their chicks when they are still in the egg.