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 Nora Elizabeth Roufs and Chickens

Nora Elizabeth Roufs
(Illustrating what urban chicken farming is really all about.)
see also:

Animal Domestication
Animal Welfare / Animal Rights
Urban Farming
Prairie Chickens


1 a : the common domestic fowl (Gallus gallus) especially when young; also : its flesh used as food — compare jungle fowl b : any of various birds or their young
2 : a young woman
3 a : coward b : any of various contests in which the participants risk personal safety in order to see which one will give up first
4 [short for chickenshit] slang : petty details
5 slang : a young male homosexual

  to lose one's nerve —usually used with out <seemed to exhibit courage, manliness, and conviction when others chickened out — J. R. Seeley

1 a : scared b : timid, cowardly
2 slang a : insistent on petty details of duty or discipline b : petty, unimportant

ETYMOLOGY:   Etymology: Middle English chiken, from Old English cicen young chicken; akin to Old English cocc cock

Date: 14th century

"chicken." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.
Merriam-Webster Online. 26 February 2010

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A rooster and hen chicken.

A rooster (left) and hen (right)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Gallus
Species: Gallus gallus
Subspecies: Gallus gallus domesticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Binomial name
Synonyms: Rooster (m), Hen (f)





St. Brigit of Ireland (Kildare), Patroness of Chicken Farmers

St. Brigit of Ireland (Kildare),
Patroness of Chicken Farmers,

 Somerset knitters make jumpers for bald chickens.

  Somerset knitters make jumpers for bald chickens
  BBC News (25 February 2010)

Buff Orpington rooster.

Buff Orpington rooster


Free-range chickens, The Flying McCoys, 30 January 2011

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