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Friday, Sept. 24: Due to the potential of severe thunderstorms, Boston Lights is closed tonight. Ticket holders have been automatically refunded – please allow up to 3-5 business days for this to reflect in your account. Please contact us with any questions about your tickets, and thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you another night!

• Please review our current Health & Safety Updates (FPZ and SZ) before your visit.
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Domestic Chicken

Gallus gallus domesticus

Chicken Gallery

 

About the Domestic Chicken

Class: Aves  
Order: Galliformes  
Family: Phasianidae  
Genus: Gallus   
Species: gallus domesticus  

Domestic chickens are found wherever humans keep them. They have had much of their behavior bred out of them by the domestication process. They are now less capable of fending off predators, for instance, and less aggressive toward each other.