Cluck cluck cluck!

Dean wants to know everything there is to know about chickens. Want to find out too? Lucky you’re here then! Learn everything there is to know about chickens right here.

The various kinds of chickens

The word chicken technically just refers to the female (also called a hen). The male is called a rooster. These birds are types of poultry: birds that are kept for their eggs, meat or feathers. Other examples of poultry are geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, pheasants, peacocks, quail, ostrich and emus. Pet birds or ornamental birds (like parrots) are not called poultry.

There are two kinds of chickens: laying hens that lay eggs and broilers that are reared for meat. Roosters cannot lay eggs, so they are only destined to become meat. But they do have another job: they need to fertilise the hens, because only a fertilised egg can become a chick.

Take a look inside the shed

Anna and Dean go visit a broiler farm

Test your knowledge

Sometimes, when you’re giving a presentation, you might need to ask the audience questions. Why not test your own knowledge here? You could use them in your presentation