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
Chickens require adequate food and water and should be provided with a coop that protects them from predators and extreme temperatures. Chickens need daily care and should be monitored for signs of illness.Full Answer >
Chickens eat a diet that consists of commercial chicken feed, fruits, vegetables, grains, insects and worms. Laying hens may receive additional feed or supplements, such as oyster shells, in addition to commercial feed.Full Answer >
Whether or not a domestic chicken can fly generally depends of the weight of the particular bird, according to the University of Illinois Extension. Heavier chickens do not have the ability to fly, while lighter birds can often fly a short distance.Full Answer >
Chickens are omnivores and eat many different foods including commercial feeds, grass clippings and table scraps. Chickens grow best when fed commercial pellets, supplemented by other foods.Full Answer >