Dinosaurs

Chickens Are Related To T. Rex

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The chemical structure of the proteins in T. Rex soft tissue illustrates an evolutionary link between the dinosaur and chickens. In general, chickens and turkeys seem to have experienced fewer genomic changes since the time of the dinosaurs than other birds, though T. rex has another close relative in the ostrich.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. See a chicken walk while wearing a fake dinosaur tail: 00:32

  2. When communicating, chickens use at least 24 different vocalizations. 01:04

  3. A single chicken can produce more than 250 eggs in a year. 02:01

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