“If it crows, it’s a rooster. If it lays an egg, it’s a hen.”
All roosters, hens, cockerels, pullets and capons are chickens. They are subcategories of age and gender, but all the same species.
- Chickens live together in flocks.
- Young chickens are called chicks.
- Roosters crow: cock-a-doodle-doo.
- Hens cluck and lay eggs.
Rooster/Cock – an adult male
Hen – an adult female
Pullet – a juvenile female
Cockerel – a juvenile male
Capon – a juvenile male
Roast chicken – Most of the chicken we eat is hen meat.
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