Because you know these chicken facts will come in handy later....
The longest recorded flight time of a chicken is 13 seconds.
A chicken that just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.
If you have Alektorophobia, you are afraid of chickens. (Note: If you do, indeed, suffer from this terrible affliction, and want a good site for treatment, check this out. It is, quite possibly, the most unusual website you'll ever click across.)
Amount of light is what stimulates a hen to lay eggs.
The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour.
KFC says it serves up 736 million chickens annually.
And my personal favorite (the visual here is key to understanding why): To give poultry CPR you need to pump the legs up and down.
As a little sidebar: There's also, of course, "Chicken," the game, which is played by two people, one of which may get seriously hurt unless the other backs down. For some strategy on how to win (if there is such a thing as a winner), you can check out Game Theory.