Where Do Chickens Live?


Most chickens have been domesticated and live on farms or in backyards wherever local laws allow. Wild chickens can be found in parts of India and southeast Asia.

Chickens that are bred and raised on farms typically spend their time in a fenced area or in chicken coops. They are used as a source of food around the world. Humans consume both the meat and eggs of chickens. More than 70 percent of chicken meat and over 65 percent of chicken eggs are farmed using intensive techniques. Free-range farming is the second most common method.

Jungle fowl have appeared in bamboo forests of India and Asia. Some wild or feral chickens are a result of domesticated chickens that were returned to the wild. These birds will often make their way into treetops to avoid predators.