Anatomy of a Chicken
Easy lessons in biology and animal husbandry come into play when you raise backyard chickens. This is a mature Buff Orpington hen named Zuzu. She's sporting a single comb on the top of her head, a pair of wattles in her chin area and earlobes behind the wattles the red fold. Her nostrils are located right above her beak. The color of a chicken's ears correlates to the color of its eggs. Zuzu lays light brown eggs. Bright or dark red combs and wattles are a sign that a hen is in egg-laying mode.