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  1. chickensnoun

    Plural form of chicken.

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  1. chickens

    The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated junglefowl species, with attributes of wild species such as the grey and the Ceylon junglefowl that are originally from Southeastern Asia. Rooster or cock is a term for an adult male bird, and a younger male may be called a cockerel. A male that has been castrated is a capon. An adult female bird is called a hen and a sexually immature female is called a pullet. Humans now keep chickens primarily as a source of food (consuming both their meat and eggs) and as pets. Traditionally they were also bred for cockfighting, which is still practiced in some places. The chicken domesticated for its meat are Broilers and for its eggs are Layers. Chickens are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a total population of 23.7 billion as of 2018, up from more than 19 billion in 2011. There are more chickens in the world than any other bird. There are numerous cultural references to chickens – in myth, folklore and religion, and in language and literature.Genetic studies have pointed to multiple maternal origin theories of within South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, but the clade found in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa originated from the Indian subcontinent. From ancient India, the chicken spread to the Eastern Mediterranean. They appear in Egypt in the mid-15th century BC, with the "bird that gives birth every day" having come from the land between Syria and Shinar, Babylonia, according to the annals of Thutmose III. They are known in Greece from the 5th century BC.

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  1. Chickens

    Chickens is a 1916 short silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chickens

    Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.

Editors Contribution

  1. chickensnoun

    Plural noun of the word chicken.

    The chickens on the farm were so beautiful and loveable and the farmer said they are just pets as we love them so much, they are just like our family, visitors to the farm were educated about the beauty of animals, and to love them and treat them with dignity.


    Submitted by MaryC on June 23, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chickens in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chickens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chickens in a Sentence

  1. Greg Blonder:

    The majority of chickens sold in stores today are between six to eight weeks old.

  2. Geert Jan Oplaat:

    A chicken is seven times more at risk of flu if it goes outside, It's almost irresponsible to keep chickens outside during a high flu-risk period.

  3. Aesop:

    Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

  4. Aesop:

    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

  5. Kathy Benedict:

    At the CDC, we want to protect people’s health but we also understand that people have these close relationships with their chickens. We love this animal-human bond, there’s just a safe way to do it.

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