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Chicken Quiz and Trivia


  1. If a young domestic cock is called a cockerel, what is a young female chick called?
  2. Chickens live and interact within a well developed social hierarchy known as the what?
  3. Which state in New England, USA, gives its name to a common chicken breed famous for its egg-laying?
  4. What surname of a loudmouthed cartoon character refers to a particular Italian breed of chicken?

  5. True or false? The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex?
  6. Is the longest recorded flight of a chicken: (a) 13 seconds, (b) 33 seconds, or (c) 53 seconds?
  7. What name is given to a male chicken that has been castrated or neutered?
  8. True or false? There are more chickens in the world than any other bird.
  9. What name is given to the fleshy flaps of skin that hang either side of a hen's throat starting just behind the beak?
  10. Which contagious domestic poultry disease is named after an English city?
  11. What name is given to a miniature version of a regular chicken?
  12. Which old American chicken breed was named after the famous landing place of the Pilgrims when they first came to America?
  13. A common British breed of domestic chicken is named after which town in Surrey?
  14. Cockfighting was banned outright in England and Wales with the Cruelty to Animals Act in which decade?
  15. In the book and TV miniseries Roots, which member of the Kinte family was first to earn his freedom?


  1. A pullet
  2. Pecking order
  3. Rhode Island (Rhode Island Reds is the name of the breed)
  4. Leghorn (Foghorn Leghorn)
  5. True
  6. (a) 13 seconds
  7. A capon
  8. True
  9. Wattle
  10. Newcastle disease (first reported on a farm near Newcastle upon Tyne in 1926)
  11. Bantam
  12. Plymouth Rock Chickens
  13. Dorking
  14. 1830s (1835)
  15. Chicken George