Chickens Gallus domesticus are domestic birds that cannot fly

There are more than 150 varieties of chickens available in a variety of patterns, colors, and sizes. It is believed that the chicken may be descended to Wild Indian and South-East Asian Red Junglefowl, which is classified biologically as a species of the same kind.

With a total population of over 24 billion people in the year 2003 there were more chickens as any other animal. Chickens are a source of food items that are commonly consumed by humans: their meat commonly referred to as chicken and eggs that they lay.

Chickens can be extremely beneficial for humans. Chickens can be used in the form of pets to breed eggs, or as food products. There are numerous breeds available in a range of colours. They are often bred across the globe.

The roosters make a loud crowing sound, usually early in the morning , but they can crowing anytime during the day. The loud shrill they make is a signal of territoriality to other birds. They are also aggressive birds. Hens make eggs which vary in shades of white to light brown, as well as other shades dependent on the breed.

CHICKEN DIET

Chickens are omnivores and eat a diverse diet. Chickens are omnivores . They take tiny seeds, herbs and leaves as well as insects, grubs as well as small animals, like mice, provided they can take them. Domestic chickens typically eat commercially made feed, which includes proteins and grains. Chickens frequently scratch at the soil in order to catch adult insects , larvae or seeds.  White Birds The gizzard of chickens is well-developed (a portion of their stomach containing tiny stones) that crushes food.

FLIGHTLESS BIRDS

While chickens aren’t flightless however, they tend to try flight. Chickens attempt to fly by running around and flapping their wings. However, they aren’t in a position to remain airborne. Chickens can sometimes fly for only a short distance, like over fences. Chickens can fly just to look around but they’ll especially fly to flee if they see danger or are pursued by a predator.

CHICKEN BEHAVIOUR

Chickens are friendly birds that have a sociable lifestyle. Chickens adopt a collective method of incubating eggs and the raising of their young. In a flock, individual chickens are more dominant than others, creating an order of pecking, which means that the dominant chickens have priority for food access and nesting sites. Eliminating roosters and hens from a flock can cause an interruption to the social order until the new pecking order can be established.

CHICKEN REPRODUCTION

If a rooster comes across food, it might call other chickens to consume the food first. This is done by clucking at a high pitch, as well as dropping the food. It is part of the poultry courting. When a hen gets used to calling him, the rooster might be a mate with the hen, and fertilize her egg.

BROODY HENS

Sometimes, hens put off laying eggs so that she can concentrate on the process of incubating her eggs. This condition is known as “going broody”. A broody hen is one who sits close to her nest and protest when disturbed or removed. It is rare for her to leave her nest to eat drinks, or to dust-bath.

While she’s at her nest, she’ll turn the eggs to ensure they are at the same temperatures and levels of humidity.

When the incubation time of about of 21 days after which the eggs (if fertilized) will hatch, and the broody chicken will look after her baby. Since eggs do not all hatch at the identical time (the chicken is only able to lay one egg about each 25-hour period) The chicken will typically remain on the nest for around two days following the day that the first egg hatches.

In this period the chicks that have just been born depend on the egg yolk they consume just prior to hatching. The hen can sense the chicks peering within the eggs and will gently cluck them to inspire them to pop out from their shells. If the eggs do not get fertilized and don’t develop, the hen will eventually become bored of brooding and will leave the nest.

Modern egg-laying breeds do not tend to go broody, and those that do tend to end up stopping midway through the incubation cycle. Certain breeds, like those of Cochin, Cornish and Silkie frequently go broody and are excellent mothers.

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