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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #102152: Chickens and hens
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    Chickens and hens



    combwattlesa cock crowsspurclaw
    to lay an eggto cackleto hatchdownto cheep





    to breed

    to brood or
    sit on eggs

    a clutch of chicks 

    weather cock


    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.


     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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