Chicken Farming

Chickens are descendants of the red and grey junglefowl. The artificial selection created about 400 chicken breeds, each with unique characteristics including social interactions and family structure. For example, flocks still consist mainly of lead roosters who fight other males to be dominant hen’s mate while subordinate male chickens help protect them from predators along with hens and their chicks that they raise together in a nest on high branches or barn beams just as they do in nature.

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