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    chicken

    1. What are the differences among rooster, chick and chicken?
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    Am I right ?

    2. Plural of chick is chicks
    3. Plural of chicken is chickens
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    • Mother chicken is hen
    • baby chicken is chicken or chick
    4. Then how about father chicken?
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    5. I heard someone described herself is a kind of person scared of cold weather saying as I am a chicken. Is it right?
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    Re: chicken

    Chicken is only used for the domestic fowl.

    The young of wild birds are always called chicks.

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    Re: chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    A chick is a baby chicken. A young hen (under one year of age) in the US is called a pullet. A male chicken in the US is called a rooster.

    To conclude:

    Mother chicken is a hen
    Father chicken is a rooster or cock
    baby chicken is a chick
    chicken is the overall name for hen, rooster and chick
    a young hen (under one year of age) is a pullet

    It seems the name of pullet is not a common one among the others, am I right?


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    Re: chicken

    And a young cock/rooster is a cockerel (again usually less than one year old):
    cockerel - definition of cockerel by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    PS In BrE I've heard of and used the term "pullet", but normally only in farming communities - where there is a need for differentiation between male/female/young/old. If I were eating the meat (chicken) I wouldn't care what age or sex it had been, providing it's tasty and tender!

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    Re: chicken

    1. What are the differences among between rooster, chick and chicken?

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    Re: chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1. What are the differences among between rooster, chick and chicken?

    Thank you for your reply.

    May I clarify as I was told :

    1. between is used if it's talking about 2 objects

    2. among is used if it's talking about more than 2 objects


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    Re: chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    May I clarify as I was told :

    1. between is used if it's talking about 2 objects

    2. among is used if it's talking about more than 2 objects
    Usually yes, but not with 'difference'; we always use 'between'.

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    Re: chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    To conclude:

    Mother chicken is a hen
    Father chicken is a rooster or cock
    baby chicken is a chick
    chicken is the overall name for hen, rooster and chick
    a young hen (under one year of age) is a pullet

    It seems the name of pullet is not a common one among the others, am I right?


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    "Pullet" is one of those technical words that usually only chicken farmers or folks in the poultry industry are familiar with.

    For your amusement, here is an industrial film about chicken farming and the future of the industry that was made back in 1948 (and in this case is being mocked by the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000):
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    Part Two

    I must admit, though, that they did correctly predict that our roast chickens of the 21st century weren't nearly as scrawny and anemic as that 1948 specimen.

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    Re: chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    For your amusement, here is an industrial film about chicken farming and the future of the industry that was made back in 1948 (and in this case is being mocked by the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000):
    Part One
    Part Two
    Thank you for that.

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    Re: chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Usually yes, but not with 'difference'; we always use 'between'.
    Do you mean between is the preposition of difference always regardless what it is talking about?


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