Chicken is a kind of bird. Itís one of the most common forms of meat, perhaps due to the fact that very few cultures find it sacred or inedible. Chickens that are not eaten usually lay eggs to be eaten instead. If a chicken is not predisposed for consumption or eggĖproduction, it is released into the wild to live out its natural life (in most circumstances). Vegetarians avoid eating chicken because it generally requires a premature death for the bird.
Chicken produces both white meat and dark meat. The white meat is the most desired. Some of the most popular forms of chicken include fried chicken, chicken strip, chicken breast, drumstick, and chicken wing.
Chicken became an official snack on June 25th 2012.