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Chickens and Roosters

How many breaths per minute do chickens have?

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December 14, 2010 6:11PM

At rest and not under stress a male chicken (rooster) has a rate of between 12 and 20 breaths per minute. The hens rate is higher under the same conditions averaging 20 to 36 breaths per minute.

Many factors can influence these rates including ambient temperatures, stress and activity.