The Animations on this Page are to the best of my knowledge are Royalty Free.

These are the only animations of of What’s in the Chook Pen however, there maybe more used on other pages and more aninations of What’s on the Farm can be accessed from the table at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: the Chook Pen has been split into 03 pages because of the great N° of animations. The Links to the other pages are found beneath the Page Counter. On page 03 you’ll find the links to the Big & XL animations.


A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed.

Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine.

To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about 1.80kg (4lb) of feed.

Female chickens or hens, need about 24 to 26 hours to produce one egg. Thirty minutes later they start the process all over again. In addition to the half-hour rests, some hens rest every three to five days and others rest every 10 days.

The average chicken lays about 260 eggs a year.


Brown eggs come from Hens with red feathers and red ear lobes; white eggs come from Hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Shell colour is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutrients or flavour.

By feeding Hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with varicoloured yolks.

A mother Hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell.

The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed 0.45kg (1lb) and had a double yolk and shell.

A capon is a castrated Rooster.

Roosters can’t crow if they can’t fully extend their necks.


The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit.

The Faberge, “Winter Egg” was sold in 1994 for $US5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold.




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Chook Pen 01. Chook Pen 02. Chook Pen 03. Cows Yard 01.
Cows Yard 02. Cows Yard 03. Cows Yard 04. Cows Yard 05.
Farmer. Pigs & Boars 01. Pigs & Boars 02. Pigs & Boars 03.
Scarecrows. Sheep 01. Sheep 02. Sheep 03.