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.

A bunny watching his chickens eat corn while smoking his pipe.

Bunny with Pipe

A bunny watching his chickens eat corn while smoking his pipe.

Ten chickens and an old hen.

Ten Chickens

Ten chickens and an old hen.

An illustration of two chickens.

Two Chickens

An illustration of two chickens.

Children in a barn

Children in a Barn

Children in a barn

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…

A chicken coop

Coop

A chicken coop

A chicken coop

Coop

A chicken coop

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.

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…

An illustration of two hens walking through a field.

Two Hens

An illustration of two hens walking through a field.

"A fine old hen some ducks and chickens hatch'd, / And with a mother's care their safety watch'd; / But soon the ducklings caused her much affright, / They find a stream, and swim off out of sight."—Barber, 1857

Nature Will Out

"A fine old hen some ducks and chickens hatch'd, / And with a mother's care their safety watch'd; /…

"Do not count your chickens before they are hatched." -Trowbridge, 1866

Result Rebus

"Do not count your chickens before they are hatched." -Trowbridge, 1866

Chanticleer, the rooster and his family of chickens testifying to Lion, the king that Reynard the Fox ate a hen.

Reynard the Fox: Chanticleer's Complaint

Chanticleer, the rooster and his family of chickens testifying to Lion, the king that Reynard the Fox…

Reynard the Fox, dressed as a monk, telling the rooster, Chanticleer, that he does not eat animals anymore, right before his hunt on one of the hens.

Reynard the Fox: Tricking Chanticleer

Reynard the Fox, dressed as a monk, telling the rooster, Chanticleer, that he does not eat animals anymore,…

The male of the domestic fowl.

Rooster

The male of the domestic fowl.

A rooster talks to a group of chicks.

Rooster and Chicks

A rooster talks to a group of chicks.