Chicken Gifts - Rooster Gifts
The chicken is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, and with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. Recent evidence suggests that domestication of the chicken was under way in Vietnam over 10,000 years ago. At Christmas-time, chickens, or hens a laying, are associated with the tune, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
A rooster, also called a cock or chanticleer, is a male chicken. The female is called a hen. The rooster crows at the break of dawn and will almost always start crowing before four weeks of age. He is often pictured sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory. This is only part of the story, as roosters can and will crow at any time of the day. Some roosters are especially vociferous, crowing almost constantly, while others only crow a few times a day. These differences are dependent both upon the cock's breed and individual personality.
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