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.Continue Reading
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
Breeds of chickens known for their egg laying are White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons and Black Stars. Ameraucana hens are also good layers, and lay eggs in shades of cream, green, blue and blue-green.Full Answer >
Examples of different types of chicken-themed stock photos include pictures of cooked and uncooked chicken meat, cartoons of chickens, and real chickens. Additional types of chicken-related stock photos are photos of chicken eggs and logos with the word "chicken" in them.Full Answer >
While they do not particularly enjoy being immersed in water, chickens can swim if necessary. Chickens swim by floating on top of the water while paddling their feet in the same way as ducks.Full Answer >
Websites that contain guides for raising chickens include Almanac.com, MyPetChicken.com and RodalesOrganicLife.com. The Old Farmer's Almanac also offers sections about weather, astronomy, gardening, food and advice. It offers moon phase and fishing calendars, and a store the sells almanacs, doormats, cookbooks, glass sun catchers and wall art and signs.Full Answer >