A brief history of chickens

Prairie chicken pipe

This Native American ceremonial pipe from nearly two thousand years ago doesn’t represent a domesticated chicken — just a prairie chicken. But it got me thinking about how deeply intertwined our lives are with the lives of our animals.

Animal domestication timeline

Chickens were late to the domestication party, but they’ve since been represented widely in art and cutlure.

Chickens in culture

Want to learn more about chickens past and present? Check out the online exhibit the image above came from at Uncooped.org.

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