Chickens vs Chicks

“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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