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Chicken (Rooster, Hen, Chicks) Facts and Nutrition
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Animals > Birds > Farm > Chicken | Rooster

Nutrition > Eggs and poultry > Chicken

Online jigsaw puzzles >

Related themes > Eggs | Nest

These online activities, stories and external resources can be incorporated to learn some basic facts about chicken (chick, hen or rooster themes).

Visit the related lesson plans, crafts and activities in the themes column.

Activity:  Science and Social Studies: 
Learning about Birds > Chickens

Animal facts:  
Encourage a discussion and dialogue:  Ask the children what do they know about chickens.  Proceed to discuss some basic facts for young children:
  * Animal facts:  A chicken is a bird.  A bird has feathers.  Birds hatch from eggs.  A rooster is an adult male chicken and a hen is the adult female.  Baby chicken are called chicks.   > EXPAND

External resources to view and learn about chickens:

**Kids Farm at the National Zoo:  Chickens at the zoo (images and information) | Chicken fact sheet

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzles >
Chicks and eggs | Chicken | Hen | Rooster

Skills > Problem solving.  Computer skills.  Bilingual Enlish and Spanish.
Have fun with these online puzzles that can be adapted from 6 pieces to 247.  The whole family can have a try.  Click on the Change Cut button to adjust number and shape of pieces.  

Activity >  Online game > visit Down on the Farm (BBC CBeebies)  Click on the hen house. Land the plane using the arrow key. Count and place the eggs in the farmer's basket. Have fun feeding the chicken. Print the activity > a rooster coloring page.

*Eggs, hatching, chickens - Incubation and embryologyKindergarten to Grade 3 Suggestions, lesson plans, on how to use classroom incubation and embryonic development projects to enhance programs in science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and art.  

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