Life cycle of a chicken



Topic: The lifecycle of a chicken 

Objective: determine the sequence of the life cycle of a chicken

Standard: S2L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.

  • a. Ask questions to determine the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat, dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly

The Life Cycle of a Chicken:

Stage one: Egg

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Stage two: Hatchling

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Stage 3: Chick

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Stage 4: Adult 

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1. Watch this video 

2. Label the life cycle with the following words: Hen, Chick, Hatchling, Egg



1. What is the first stage of the life cycle of a chicken? __________________

2. What is the second stage of the life cycle of a chicken?________________

3. What is the third stage of the life cycle of a chicken?__________________

4. What is the final stage of the life cycle of a chicken? ___________________


Full credit if student can label all parts of the life cycle successfully on their own. 

If multiple students are struggling, we will re-evaluate and go over again. 


This activity will fulfill the stated objective and standards. The children will learn more about how a chicken is born and raised. Many of the students in this area live on chicken farms, or have a small clutch of chickens to keep their family in eggs.