Does chicken refer to a male or female animal?

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Aloha

Does chicken refer to a male or female animal?

Post by Aloha » Fri May 18, 2018 3:41 pm

Does chicken refer to a male or female animal?

Kenna

Re: Does chicken refer to a male or female animal?

Post by Kenna » Fri May 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Chicken is the entire species. Although chicken actually meant baby chickens at one time it is know used to refer to the whole. A male chicken is called a rooster and female chicken is called a hen. Poultry is the correct term for chickens.

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