I LIVE IN ASIA
Chickens are native to areas of southeast Asia, but have since been introduced to other countries globally.
I AM AM OMNIVORE
Chickens maintain an omnivorous diet including a wide variety of plants and seeds, as well as invertebrates and small vertebrates like small reptiles and mice.
CHICKENS ARE SOCIAL
Chickens are very social animals and often live in large flocks. Within a flock, there is a very clear social system in which there is one cockerel that all other chickens follow.
Chickens are the closest living relatives to dinosaurs. Scientists discovered in 2007 that chicken DNA looks similarly and contains remnants of dinosaur DNA.
HELPING CHICKENS IN THE WILD
By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you are supporting local, regional, and global conservation.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
As omnivores, chickens play a very important role in keeping insect populations under control, as well as seed dispersal.