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Did Ancient Rome have chickens?

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06/05/2012

Yes Paintings and Wall graffiti in Rome show chickens. Eggs were consumed all the time.

Chickens have been around for a very long time.

In fact, the chicken made it to Rome several centuries before Christ. The sport of cockfighting came to Rome from Greece and possibly other places and there is a mosaic from Pompeii of two cocks facing off from at least the 3rd century B.C.