Order: Galliformes        Family: Phasiamnae                     
Chicken Gallus gallus

The chicken, domestic fowel Gallus gallus domestica is a sub species of the Red Junglefowel of which had its origins in Northern Idia. From which they have spread though out the world.

The chicken is one of the most common and wide spread of domestic animals through out the world with an estimated population of 25 million and there are more chickens in the world than there are other species of bird.

Such numbers of chickens is a product of human intervention , that of domestication and rearing them as a source of food, meat and eggs!.

The chicken is an omnivore,   consuming seeds, insects, lizards small snakes and young mice.