Wikipedia:POTD row/July 13, 2006
Chickens (a day-old chick pictured) are domesticated birds often raised as a type of poultry. With a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other bird. They serve as one of the most common meats around the globe, and are frequently prepared as food in a large number of ways. In some areas, notably Asia, they are also kept as pets.