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A chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) was a small domesticated avian animal native to Earth. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder", et al.) A hen was a female chicken, known for being closely protective of its eggs. (TNG: "Loud As A Whisper") Chicken meat and their eggs were widely eaten on Earth and were a primary component of many Human foods, such as chicken wings and fried chicken. (ENT: "Singularity"; VOY: "Renaissance Man")

Shortly after arriving aboard the NX-class starship Enterprise in 2151, V'tosh ka'tur captain Tavin took an interest in some chicken which was served at a meal he had with Tolaris, T'Pol, and Enterprise commanding officer Jonathan Archer in the latter's mess. Unusual for most Vulcans, Tavin was eager to try the chicken, which Archer clarified was meat before starting to put some on a plate for him. The Vulcan captain thought the chicken looked and tasted "delicious." Later during Tavin and his crew's visit to Enterprise, T'Pol privately expressed to Archer that just because they ate chicken and smiled didn't mean the V'tosh ka'tur visitors had learned to master their emotions. (ENT: "Fusion")

In the script of "Fusion", the chicken which Tavin eats was identified as chicken marsala, although it is only referred to as "chicken" in on-screen dialogue. Also, in the first draft of the episode's script (which had the working title "Equilibrium"), this wasn't the only chicken which was eaten by the V'tosh ka'tur crew while they were visiting Enterprise, as Fraht later ate a meal of fried chicken with Trip Tucker.

In an illusion created by the Talosians in 2254, Vina brought chicken tuna sandwiches along on a picnic she had with Christopher Pike. They were made based on a recipe used by Pike's mother. (TOS: "The Cage")

In the 2250s, a menu of Earth foods in the mess hall aboard the USS Discovery listed two food items available in the hours of 11:00 to 17:00. The first item, a chicken and ham with synthetic spice, was packaged in a small lunch pack. The other item was roast chicken and a side salad, which was packaged in a big lunch pack. (DIS: "Despite Yourself")

One time when Captain Picard went on an away mission in 2365, Commander Riker strongly urged him to stay on the USS Enterprise-D, where it was safe. Captain Picard clucked at him (the sound a chicken makes) and told him to "stop being a mother hen." (TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

Later that year, the Enterprise-D rescued several dozen colonists from Bringloid V, along with many farm animals belonging to them, which included several chickens. These chickens were descended from two hundred Wyandotte chickens that had been carried aboard the colony ship SS Mariposa. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")

While trying one of Neelix's dishes in 2374, Tom Paris noted that it tasted vaguely like chicken but had the consistency of corn husks. (VOY: "Hunters")

In 2377, Tom Paris said that preserved food cooked by Neelix tasted more like chicken when the USS Voyager was in the Void. (VOY: "The Void")

The final draft script of TOS: "Charlie X" featured an ultimately unused line of dialogue in which Doctor McCoy jokingly agreed to give Charles Evans some "voodoo and superstition lessons" if Evans brought his own "chicken's teeth and penguin feathers."

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