A group of chickens is called a brood. You can also refer to a group of chickens as a flock, the general term used to describe a group of birds.Know More
A group of hens (or female chickens) is called a brood, and a group of baby chicks is called a clutch.
Chickens have combs: the red floppy skin around their head and neck. These combs serve as a cooling system because chickens do not sweat like humans. They also have hollow bones, as do all birds, to make them lighter for flight. Chickens have an interesting medullary bone system that produces calcium for eggshell formation. These specialized bones are located throughout the female's body. When a chicken eats, the bird's quick digestive tract passes the food through the body in only 2.5 hours.Learn more about Chickens
The chickens that lay the most eggs are known as Production laying hens. These breeds include: Production Reds, Comets, Golden Sex Links, Black Sex Links and White Leghorns. However, these chickens are usually wiped out of eggs within two years.Full Answer >
The environmental characteristics of chickens include living in open pastures and forests throughout Southern Asia, while domestic chickens often live in pens with grass, wood chips or straw. Chickens are herbivores and also eat insects, so plant availability and insect activity are necessary components of a chicken's environment.Full Answer >
As of 2014, in the United States, 8 billion chickens are consumed per year, which translates to 21,917,808 chickens per day. Americans eat 25 billion chicken wings per year, with 1.25 billion, or 100 million pounds, eaten during the Super Bowl weekend alone.Full Answer >
Chickens do not have teeth, but studies have shown that chickens have the genes required to grow teeth. Evolution is likely to be the cause behind chicken's inability to activate tooth development during growth.Full Answer >