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It is a very widely encountered domestic bird in households and farms. Its body is covered with feathers of different colors, the male being more vividly colored, with a big comb on its head and spurs on its feet. The hen produces annually somewhere between 120 – 140 eggs. It can only fly very short distances. The domestic hen has its origins in the wild hen, encountered in Asian forests. It lives between 5-11 years, depending on the race.
Size: the hen has about 20-25 cm, but the size differs according to race.
Weight: depending on the race, it weighs between 3.5 and 5.5 kg.
Food: it feeds on grass, different kinds of weeds and grain.
Breeding: the hen breeds by way of eggs, which it hatches. It tends very carefully to its chicken.
Where it lives: originally from India, the hen is the most popular fowl.
Use: hens are raised for meat and eggs.
Family: the male is called a rooster, and the little ones are called chicken.