What Is the Difference between a Chicken and a Hen?

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The term chicken is generally used to refer domesticated fowl kept for eggs or meat, while the term hen is more specifically used to refer to female chickens. The male chickens are called roosters and are kept for meat and to fertilize the eggs before a hen lays them. The hens will lay eggs even if they are not fertilized and when the rooters are removed from the hens' presence, the hens will remain fertilized for about a week.
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