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A rooster (left), with a hen (right).

The chicken (scientific name : Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl. The male is called the rooster, and the female, the hen.

The chicken is bred worldwide, for its meat, and its eggs. The rooster crows at the dawn : "cock-a-doodle-doo !". It is the symbol of France, and one of the Chinese zodiac signs

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