Franklin Park Zoo is Sold Out through Friday, April 23. Stone Zoo is Sold Out through Saturday, April 24. We hope you can visit on another day!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for 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.