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Chicken
Chickens 2
An illustration showing various breeds of chickens.
Domesticated
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Pavoninae
Tribe: Gallini
Genus: Gallus
Species: G. gallus
Subspecies: G. g. domesticus
Trinomial name
Gallus gallus domesticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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A hen feeding on grain.

Other names

Chook, cock, rooster, hen, capon

Description

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

Chickens may be considered omnivores. They mainly consume seeds (such as rice). They may also consume earthworms and become rumminant if necessary. Domesticated chicken usually consume specially made food which is composed of various seeds or agricultural remains from main grain processors. They have no trouble consuming food processed from fish remains.

Calls

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

External links

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