Look no further for your “Chicken Encyclopedia”. Treats for Chickens has made this easy-to-view and understand list of the most commonly used chicken terms. With fun pictures to go along! Terms listed are A-G
Bantam – A smaller variety of chicken
Bloom – A protective coating on an egg that helps keep bacteria out of the porous shell of the egg.
Breed A group of chickens that share various characteristics including comb and plumage style.
Brood A batch of chicks.
Broody A hen sitting on a clutch of eggs until they hatch. A hen is “broody” when she has the overwhelming desire to sit and hatch eggs.
Candeling To view the contents of an egg by shining a light thru it. Used to determine fertility.
Cannibalism Chickens under stress pecking at each other.
Chicken A domesticated fowl. Human Caution: tendency to cause addiction to their presence.
Clutch A group of eggs accumulated by a hen for incubation.
Cock A male chicken or rooster a year or more old.
Cockerel A male chicken less than one year old.
Comb The fleshy red spiked material on a chicken’s head.
Coop A safe place for your chickens to roost, lay eggs and to be protected from weather.
Crest The bunch of feathers on the head of some breeds.
Crop The pouch in a chicken’s esophagus, at the base of its neck, that bulges with feed. Can feel like a golf ball.
Debeak To remove part of the top beak to prevent cannibalism. NOT RECOMMENDED. This is a very cruel method to prevent overcrowding incidents due to improper care!
Embryo The developing chicken inside a fertile egg.
Fluff The soft feathering on a chicken’s butt.
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