KYOF_Chicken_049The hen, a female chicken, is a very useful and much-loved bird, producing eggs and used for meat. Very fashionable these days, exotic breeds of hens are kept for both their eggs and as pets. Hens live in flocks with certain birds dominating, so a ‘pecking order’ has to be established. Famous cartoon hens include Camilla, Gonzo the Great’s girlfriend in The Muppet Show. Hens are equally popular characters in children’s books, such as
The Little Red Hen and the fable Henny Penny.

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