Chickens are the most common bird in the world. There are over 150 different breeds of chickens, which range in color and size. Chickens are not capable of sustained flight, but they can fly short distances. Chickens have small heads, short beaks, wings and a round body covered in feathers.Researchers have discovered there is at least 24 unique vocalizations chickens can produce. Males will use a shrill call to assertively communicate territory to other roosters. Females will cluck after laying an egg and also cluck in order to gather their young. They also have vocals that indicate a predator and the predator’s location.
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Location: Outside Barn; Education Department
Arrived at EPZ: 05/26/2013