If being eaten suggests nourishment. Otherwise a female, or the female in a male; being ‘chicken’ or scared. See: Birds.

If you know chickens and have watched and reared them you will have other associations, such as motherhood, the wonderful fatherhood of the cockerel. Also the stillness and concentration of the broody hen. See Associations Working With

Example: A large cockerel was amongst them and to my amused pleasure began immediately to chase the hens. They all ran madly away. My father was there now and said the chickens wouldn’t lay with that chicken chasing them. I said it wasn’t a chicken that’s a cockerel, and they would soon calm down. My mother now came. I said the chickens would stop running eventually because the cockerel was bigger than they. She said, no, it wasn’t the size, but the manner and attitude of his approach. She meant it caused an instinctive responses them.

When I explored the dream I realised that of course. I am a cockerel that is inwardly a chicken. I am chicken because I won’t see my own homosexuality. I am chicken because I have made myself a passive female. My mother says it is not the size, its the – inner – attitude. Of course, my inner attitude, as a chicken, is changing. I have been the size of a cockerel, but with the soul of a chicken – female.

This dream can lead to the thought that a cockerel with chickens can mean the eggs are fertile, which might mean for a woman that she is ready to have a baby.

Example: ‘An old lady made room for me to sit at the end of one of the three seats of a bus. As we drove away a very large chicken size baby bird flew in. It had short stubby wings and yellow down, but flew expertly. I believe it first landed on the lady and chirped squeakily. But in it’s squeaks it actually spoke, saying it had lost it’s mother. It sounded as if it were crying.’ Andrew.

Here the chicken obviously represents the dreamers own childhood feelings of desertion. The old lady is the mother.

Sometimes there may be associations with ‘chicken feed’ and so the question is, are you working for nothing?  Also is there any sign of this being a ‘hen party’? If so ask ourself if you are guilty of it.

Chicken run: A cage to control an farm what in nature are what used to be dinosaurs. So it may reflect your attempts to control and use your own freedom.

The cock: a male or the male sexual characteristics; confidence; fatherhood.

The hen: Mother; motherhood; being immersed in motherhood concerns and perhaps not having a life beyond that.

Chicks: This is a reference either to your own babyhood and feelings or events associated with it, or to external baby or babies. This may at times point to vulnerable people or assets.


Idioms: chicken feed; chickens come home to roost; chicken hearted; she’s no chicken; cock of the walk; don’t count your chicks/chickens before they are hatched.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Have I experienced having live chickens?

What do I feel about the chicken in mydream?

What was Idoing in relation to the chicken?

Try using Acting on your dreamSecrets of Power Dreaming


-marius barnard 2012-05-15 22:15:04

I were outside ,and here come a silky chicken in my property,what the meaning of that.

-sarah 2011-01-09 15:21:44

what if it was a super chicken that was killing everyone?
and my friend had cancer of the lung in the dream…

    -Tony Crisp 2011-01-20 12:34:11

    Sarah – Many years ago I was on a high protein diet, and dreamt I was looking at my muscles in my arm. I saw they were very unhealthy looking cells, though very big, and I was told in the dreamt that too much protein can lead to cancer. Then some time later I read a report saying that too much protein in ones diet can contribute to cancer as the protein feeds cell growth.

    Reading your Super Chicken dream, and knowing all the junk they inject into chickens to stimulate their growth, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some truth in what you dreamt.

    Ooops – my prejudices are showing.


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