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Chickens and hens



 

 
 
combwattlesa cock crowsspurclaw
to lay an eggto cackleto hatchdownto cheep

 

farmyard

henhouse

  roost

to breed


to brood or
sit on eggs


a clutch of chicks 


weather cock

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at cockcrow

chickens peck


 Pecking order : 

 This expression comes from domestic birds. There is a hierarchy among them.

  In a flock of domestic fowl each bird pecks subordinate birds, and is pecked by 
   dominant birds.

 

This cock is flapping its wings together to say that it is at the top of the pecking order.
 

Idiom 

 Nest egg
 
 A wooden or plastic egg placed in a nest to encourage hens to lay.
 

  An amount of money that has been saved or kept for a special purpose.
        


 “I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor
that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday” - Henry IV





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A chicken is a bird that has a on the top of its head. It has two underneath its chin.

They help it to regulate its body temperature.

To scratch the soil it has four-toed feet with sharp on each toe.

Chickens cannot really fly because they have a heavy body and short .

They often sleep on . In cold weather their toes can stay warm.

They live in  . Within each group there is a .

Hens lay eggs in a . A broody hen will the eggs until they .

The hard egg protects the embryo while it grows.

  are fully grown into chickens within six months.

In some countries cockfighting is allowed.

Sometimes the birds are equipped with metal tied to the legs.

A cockfight is a barbaric blood sport.









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