Chicken Gallus domesticus

Chickens speak their own language! It has been determined they have around 30 distinct vocalizations they use to communicate with each other.

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ORIGIN:
Worldwide

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HABITAT:
Shrub and open canopy

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-7 pounds
Length: 11-18 inches

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DIET:
Seeds, berries, insects, lizards

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PREDATORS:
Humans, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, snakes, birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Loud call, puff out feathers

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REPRODUCTION:
Up to 12 eggs can be incubated at a time

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THREATS:
Use as agricultural product

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 10 years in human care

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