chickhood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chick +‎ -hood

Noun[edit]

chickhood (uncountable)

  1. The period of being a chick (young bird).
    • 1976, Rick Luttmann, Gail Luttmann, Chickens in your backyard: a beginner's guide (page 100)
      All through their chickhood, and even into maturity, chickens are prone to develop the disgusting habit of eating each other.