Council Checks Out Chickens
Proposal Calls for Allowing Hens
Posted: September 9, 2012 at 5:24 a.m.
City residents might soon hear the cackle of laying hens, but probably not the crow of a rooster.
At A Glance
The chicken is one of the most common domestic animals, with a population of about 24 billion. Some chicken facts:
It is a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl.
There are more chickens in the world than any other bird.
Chickens are omnivores, eating seeds, insects, lizards and mice.
Chickens may live five to 10 years, depending on breed.
Domestic chickens aren’t capable of long distance flight, although lighter birds usually can fly for short distances, such as over fences to into trees.
Source: Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds
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