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Name: Chicken, Family Phasianidae

Description: Feathered, winged bird with crest on head and a fleshy piece of hanging skin under their beak called a wattle.

Location: Worldwide.

Special Features:

  • Male chickens called Roosters
  • Female chickens called Hens
  • Domesticated chickens do not fly long distances
  • Feathers make up 4 to 9% of a chickens weight
  • Chickens have earlobes which grow on the sides of the heads
  • Live 5-10 years
  • Generally live in flocks
  • Diet: Insects, worms, fruit, seeds, acorns, and grains.

    Neat Fact: There are more chickens in the world than any other bird.

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