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Personable Poultry

We eat their eggs,love fried chicken, but what do we really know about the chicken? Check out your poultry knowledge with this quizz. 20 Questions.

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What do you call a young female chicken under a year old?

  • A Pullet
  • A Weanling
  • A Chickling


What do you call a female chicken over a year old?

  • A bird
  • A chicken
  • A hen


What is a young male chicken under a year old called?

  • A rooster
  • A cockeral
  • An adolescent


What is an adult male chicken over a year old called?

  • A cockeral
  • A rooster
  • An adult male chicken


When the reproductive organs of a rooster are removed, this name is given to it. (Removing the reproduction organs makes the meat tenderer).

  • A wither
  • A neutered
  • A capon


What do you call a group of chickens?

  • A cluck of chickens
  • A flock of chickens
  • A clucker of chickens


What is a newborn baby chicken called?

  • A chick
  • A chicklet
  • A chickie


A hen lays her eggs and will sit on them. This bunch of eggs is called what?

  • A mound of eggs
  • A clutter of eggs
  • A clutch of eggs


How long does it take for an egg to hatch?

  • 21 days
  • 19 days
  • 25 days


When does a rooster crow?

  • First thing in the morning when the sun is rising
  • When it begins to get dark to call in the flock
  • A rooster will crow anytime he feels like it


Approximately how long does it take a chicken to lay an egg?

  • 24 to 26 hours
  • 12 to 15 hours
  • 20 to 24hours


Hens sit on their eggs to keep them warm, protect them, waiting for them to hatch. She is doing what to her eggs?

  • She is sitting on them
  • She is incubating them
  • She is brooding them


What do you call a hen that sits on her eggs to hatch them?

  • Mother hen
  • Caring hen
  • Broody hen


Approximately how fast can a chicken run if it needs to escape from prey?

  • 7 miles an hour
  • 5 miles an hour
  • 9 miles an hour


There is a special breed of chicken that lays a large quantity of eggs in a year. How many eggs can this breed lay?

  • 256 eggs a year
  • 300 eggs a year
  • 225 eggs a year


Approximately how much does a hen need to eat to lay a dozen eggs?

  • 6 pounds of feed
  • 7 pounds of feed
  • 4 pounds of feed


Approximately how long could a chicken live if we didn't eat it.

  • 11 years
  • 7 years
  • 10 years


What is the red flap of skin found on top of a chickens head called?

  • A crest
  • A comb
  • A crown


What are the two red fleshy flaps of skin hanging beneath a chickens beak called?

  • Crepes
  • Waddles
  • Flapps


And finally. Why did the chicken cross the road? ;o))

  • To get to the other side
  • To go for a walk
  • To go get the male