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** Can chickens fly? **

I asked some of my friends, and about half said yes and half said no. Can
someone clear it up for me? Thanks!

P.S. I know, its a stupid question. Do you


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** Chicken **

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"Gallus gallus domesticus" redirects here. For other subspecies, see Red
"Chooks" redirects here. For other uses, see Chooks (disambiguation).
This article is about the animal. For chicken as human food, see Chicken
(food). For other uses, see Chicken (disambiguation).
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A rooster (left) and hen (right)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Genus: /Gallus/
Species: /G. gallus/
Subspecies: /*G. g. domesticus*/
Trinomial name
*/Gallus gallus domesticus/*
(Linnaeus, 1758)
*Chicken* : Cock or Rooster (m), Hen (f)

The *chicken* (/Gallus gallus domesticus/) is a domesticated fowl, a
subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread
domestic animals with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003,^[1]
there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans
keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and
their eggs.

The traditional poultry farming view of the domestication of the chicken is
stated in /Encyclopædia Britannica/ (2007): "Humans first domesticated
chickens of Indian origin for the purpose of cockfighting in Asia, Africa,
and Europe. Very little formal attention was given to egg or meat
production... "^[2] Recent genetic studies have pointed to multiple
maternal origins in Southeast, East, and South Asia, but with the clade
found in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa originating in
the Indian subcontinent. From India the domesticated fowl made its way to
the Persianized kingdom of Lydia in western Asia Minor, and domestic fowl
were imported to Greece by the fifth century BC.^[3] Fowl had been known in
Egypt since the 18th Dynasty, with the "bird that gives


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