Kingdom : Animalia
                            Class : Aves
                         Family : Phasianidae
          Scientific Name : Gallus Gallus

                        Size(L) : 30cm - 45cm 
                                        ( 11.8in - 17.7in)
                 Wing Span : 45cm - 60cm
                                        ( 17.7in - 23.6in)
                  Top Speed : 10km/h (6mph)
                   Life Span : 2 - 4 years

                       Colour : White, Black, Brown,
                                      Red, Yellow, Orange
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Sharp, pointed beak 
                                     and clucking sound
  1. Chicken is thought to be domesticated more than 10,000 years ago.
  2. They are believed to originate from the red and grey jungle fowls from Indian rain forests.
  3. Chicken is the most widely farmed animal today.
  4. They are a species of bird, that are not too successful in flying.
  5. There are around 25 million chickens in the world making them the most populous species.
  6. The males are known as Cockerels or Roosters, the females as hen and the young ones as chicks
  7. They are omnivores feeding on seeds, berries, insects and occasionally lizards and mice.
  8. Their natural predators are foxes, cats, dogs, raccoons, snakes and large rats.
  9. They are sociable birds often found in flocks with many hen and one dominant cockerel.
  10. They are mostly farmed by humans for their eggs and meat.
  11. The chicken bred for meat are slaughtered at 3 months.
  12. The chicken bred for eggs are killed once they start laying lesser number of eggs.
  13. They are often kept and bred in very poor conditions which amounts to torture for chicken.
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