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While last week’s blog post had us pondering the intelligence of chickens and their ability to communicate, this week we’re pondering the cleverness of you and your knowledge of chicken terminology.

Let’s face it, chicken talk can be a little confusing; for example, why is it called scratch, when it’s food that they eat? Just how many names are there for female chickens anyway, and is the term chick sexing meant to make me blush?!

So we decided to compile a list of terms that we’ve found useful when needing to communicating about our birds, especially with other flock owners and/or industry folks. We turned this list into a set of fun flash cards – just click on each chicken related word to see the definition of that word.

Once you review all 13 cards, test your new (or renewed) knowledge by choosing a study mode option from the pull down menu below the flash cards. Have fun!



Park Pollard Co. vintage sign was found at this eBay shop

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thanks for the lesson. I learned a few things!

    February 29, 2012
    • mayapan #

      Glad to be of use!

      February 29, 2012

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