Chickens are social animals and live in flocks. They reproduce by laying eggs, and a hen can lay one egg every twenty-four hours. Chicken eggs hatch after three weeks of incubation; the chicks are raised communally.1
Chickens are valuable small livestock in many communities, due to their quick reproductive cycles, their ability to live on a large variety of simple foods, and their nutritious meat and eggs.1
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- Chicken (real-life animal) on Wikipedia.