Chickens are very interesting creatures. Most people think
of chickens as their next meal, but little is actually known
about the chicken that you are eating at tonight's meal. Did
you know that chickens have been kept as pets? Some people
keep them as pets and say that they can be easily trained
and have an individual personality. Chickens love to have
lots of space to roam.
They get bored and cause trouble, if they don't have space.
The maximum age of a chicken is around 25 years. It's very
rare for a chicken to live that long, because they are so
vulnerable to predators and disease. Due to their vulnerability,
the average age of a backyard chicken is only about 3 or 4
years. This is even less if the chicken is born to be food!