A chicken is not a mammal. A chicken is a bird. Though a domesticated chicken doesn't fly very well, its body is made for flight.Know More
The chicken has a short, strong body with a broad, flat breastbone to support its flight muscles. Its legs are strong, both to push off at takeoff and to absorb the shock when landing. Its wings correspond to the hands in humans but lack the finger bones. The tail is short and made to support the tail feathers.
Also, unlike most mammals, chickens lay eggs. When the chicks hatch, the mother doesn't nurse them but leads them out to find food.Learn more about Chickens
The weight of an average chicken varies depending on the breed. According to Farm Animal Shelters, female layer chickens tend to weigh between 5 to 13 pounds.Full Answer >
The easiest way to tell if a chicken is a rooster is to see if it lays eggs or crows; if it crows, it is a rooster, and if it lays eggs, it is a hen. If the chicken is too young to lay eggs, additional clues, such as the color of its comb, can help determine the gender.Full Answer >
A team of scientists has concluded that it was the chicken that came first and not the egg. Egg shells can only be produced in the presence of a protein found in the chicken's ovaries. An egg cannot exist on its own without having first existed within the chicken.Full Answer >
Perhaps "hypnosis" might be too strong of a word, but there is a way to scare a chicken into a hypnotic state. If you happen to have a chicken, there are only a few steps you need to take to "hypnotize" it.Full Answer >