An illustration of animals fleeing from a food bowl.

Animals Fleeing From Bowl

An illustration of animals fleeing from a food bowl.

An illustration of a young boy and girl feeding chickens.

Boy and Girl Feeding Chickens

An illustration of a young boy and girl feeding chickens.

An illustration of a boy holding a tirkey.

Boy with Turkey

An illustration of a boy holding a tirkey.

A pair of brahmas, whose base color is white with black hackles edged in white, with a black tail.

Pair of Light Brahmas

A pair of brahmas, whose base color is white with black hackles edged in white, with a black tail.

An illustration of a cat hunting a mother hen and baby chicks.

Cat Hunting Chicks

An illustration of a cat hunting a mother hen and baby chicks.

The sternum of a chick three days old.

Chick Sternum

The sternum of a chick three days old.

A ripe chick's head, 1.25 inches long.

Chick's Head

A ripe chick's head, 1.25 inches long.

A chicken

Chicken

A chicken

The chicken is a domesticated fowl which is commonly used from its meat and eggs.

Chicken

The chicken is a domesticated fowl which is commonly used from its meat and eggs.

An illustration of a mother chick overlooking her baby chicks.

Chicken and Chicks

An illustration of a mother chick overlooking her baby chicks.

An illustration of a mother chick surrounded by her baby chicks.

Chicken and Chicks

An illustration of a mother chick surrounded by her baby chicks.

An illustration of a hen with her eggs.

Chicken and Eggs

An illustration of a hen with her eggs.

An illustration of a chicken standing in front a chicken coop.

Chicken Coop

An illustration of a chicken standing in front a chicken coop.

The end view of the skull of a chicken three weeks old.

Chicken Skull

The end view of the skull of a chicken three weeks old.

A newly hatched chick, with broken eggshell nearby.

Newly Hatched Chick

A newly hatched chick, with broken eggshell nearby.

An illustration showing the pea comb chicken. The chicken's breed name comes form the comb, or the crest on the head, shaped like a pea pod.

Head of Pea Comb Chicken

An illustration showing the pea comb chicken. The chicken's breed name comes form the comb, or the crest…

A head of the rose comb chicken. The crest on top of the chicken has a distinctive wrinkled feature.

Head of Rose Comb Chicken

A head of the rose comb chicken. The crest on top of the chicken has a distinctive wrinkled feature.

A head of a single comb chicken. The chicken's comb is smooth and standing on the head. The absence of the rose and pea comb allele causes the chicken to have a single comb.

Single Comb Chicken Head

A head of a single comb chicken. The chicken's comb is smooth and standing on the head. The absence…

A head of the walnut comb chicken. The breeding of the rose and pea comb chickens results in a walnut comb.

Chicken Head with Walnut Comb

A head of the walnut comb chicken. The breeding of the rose and pea comb chickens results in a walnut…

Chickens are domesticated animals used for their eggs and meat.

Chicken

Chickens are domesticated animals used for their eggs and meat.

A chicken and a rooster.

Chickens

A chicken and a rooster.

Two chickens eating food off of the ground.

Chickens Eating

Two chickens eating food off of the ground.

"Feeding chickens in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old psalter."—Gordy, 1912

Feeding Chickens

"Feeding chickens in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old psalter."—Gordy, 1912

Five baby chickens.

Five Chicks

Five baby chickens.

An illustration of a young girl chasing after a loose chicken.

Child Chasing Chicken

An illustration of a young girl chasing after a loose chicken.

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs, deeply serrated with five or six points, and bright red in color. The comb should extend well back over the head, with no tendency to follow the shape of the neck."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Head of Single-Comb Brown Leghorn Cock

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs,…

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies of being exceptionally broody.

Silver Gray Dorking Cock

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies…

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers in laying and the standard by which the prolificacy of other breeds is judged."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Single-Comb White Leghorn Cock

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers…

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less eggs than the Leghorns, but their eggs are generally larger, and equal the output in bulk.

Black Minorca Cockerel

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less…

"The Rose-comb White and Rose-comb Brown Leghorns have a small rose comb, square in front, firm and even upon the head, tapering evenly from front to rear, without inclining to one side, the top comparatively flat and covered with small points or corrugations, terminating in a well-developed spike in the rear."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Rose-Combed White Leghorn Cockerel

"The Rose-comb White and Rose-comb Brown Leghorns have a small rose comb, square in front, firm and…

The silver-laced wyandotte is the base for all other colors of wyandotte, of which there are 17. It has white feathers with black edges on each feather, with a black tail and yellow legs.

Silver-Laced Wyandotte Cockerel

The silver-laced wyandotte is the base for all other colors of wyandotte, of which there are 17. It…

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." — Harcourt, 1889

Triangular coop

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." —…

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." — Harcourt, 1889

Triangular coop

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." —…

Cross-section of an egg, showing the different parts.

Cross-section of an egg

Cross-section of an egg, showing the different parts.

A boy customer buying eggs.

Eggs

A boy customer buying eggs.

The pelvis and caudal vertebrae of an adult fowl.

Fowl Pelvis

The pelvis and caudal vertebrae of an adult fowl.

The sacrum of a young fowl; natural size seen from below.

Fowl Sacrum

The sacrum of a young fowl; natural size seen from below.

The upper view of the skull of an old fowl.

Fowl Skull

The upper view of the skull of an old fowl.

The skull of an adult fowl.

Fowl Skull

The skull of an adult fowl.

The skull of an adult fowl. Here the temporal fossa is bridged over by the junction of the post-frontal and squamosal processes.

Fowl Skull

The skull of an adult fowl. Here the temporal fossa is bridged over by the junction of the post-frontal…

A pair of cochin china fowls.

Cochin China Fowl

A pair of cochin china fowls.

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Game Fowl

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Hamburgs are considered to be excellent egg producers. They are small in size and are capable of flight.

Pair of Silver-Spangled Hamburgs

Hamburgs are considered to be excellent egg producers. They are small in size and are capable of flight.

Hen

Hen

Hen

The female of any kind of fowl.

Hen

The female of any kind of fowl.

A hen.

Hen

A hen.

A hen and chickens.

Hen

A hen and chickens.

An illustration of a hen, a female chicken.

Hen

An illustration of a hen, a female chicken.

An illustration of a mother hen with four baby chicks.

Mother Hen with Baby Chicks

An illustration of a mother hen with four baby chicks.

Andalusians are generally classified as "Mediterranean" chickens. They are relatively rare, and can produce up to 160 eggs per year.

Blue Andalusian Hen

Andalusians are generally classified as "Mediterranean" chickens. They are relatively rare, and can…

This image depicts a female spotted Java chicken.

Mottled Java Hen

This image depicts a female spotted Java chicken.

"Cupidonia cupido. Pinnated Grouse. Prairie Hen. Above, variegated with black, brown, tawny, or ochrey, and white, the latter especially on the wings; below, pretty regularly barred with dark brown, white,and tawny; throat tawny, a little speckled, or not; vent and crissum mostly white; quills fuscous, with white spots on the outer webs; tail fuscous, with narrow or imperfect white or tawny bars and tips; sexes alike in color but female smaller, with shorter neck tufts." Elliott Coues, 1884

Prairie Hen

"Cupidonia cupido. Pinnated Grouse. Prairie Hen. Above, variegated with black, brown, tawny, or ochrey,…

A cross-section of a hen-house.

Cross-section of a hen-house

A cross-section of a hen-house.

Front view of a hen-house.

Front view of a hen-house

Front view of a hen-house.

Originated in the United States. It is one of the oldest American chickens, and is critically endangered today. They are excellent for both meat and egg production.

Pair of Black Javas

Originated in the United States. It is one of the oldest American chickens, and is critically endangered…

An illustration of a fowl market located on a river in Cairo, Illinois.

Fowl Market

An illustration of a fowl market located on a river in Cairo, Illinois.

An illustration of a family taking their livestock to the market to sell.

Going to Market

An illustration of a family taking their livestock to the market to sell.

"Hickety, pickety, my black hen. She lays eggs for gentlemen."

My Black Hen

"Hickety, pickety, my black hen. She lays eggs for gentlemen."

A tier of nests with a broody coop on top.

Tier of Nests

A tier of nests with a broody coop on top.

Oshyiodes of an adult fowl.

Oshyiodes of Adult Fowl

Oshyiodes of an adult fowl.