For the Birds Radio Program: Chickens, Part I: Domestication

Original Air Date: April 10, 2024

The most abundant bird on the planet, feeding billions of humans every day, is the chicken. Laura talks about how they became domesticated and some genetic differences between domestic birds and their wild ancestor, the Red Junglefowl. The recording used in this program is of a wild Red Junglefowl in India, recorded and contributed to Xeno-Canto by Lars Lachmann.

Duration: 5′38″ Related blog post with transcript