What does it mean to see an chicken in a dream?

Chicken Dream Meaning: From 18 Different Sources


Nourishment; the female in a male; being ‘chicken*. Cock: a male or the male sexual characteristics; confidence. Hen: mother. Idioms: chickenfeed; chickenhearted; she’s no chicken; cock of the walk.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Being served chicken may comment that you are acting like a chicken because you are held back by your fears. Eating chicken may represent your desire for a “down home.” nourishing experience.

A live chicken may mean that there is a pecking order of dominance within a group that you are involved in; it could be a response to your feeling hen-pecked.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


A hen is hatching: your dream is to be materialised • You see a chicken on a tree: you’ll have an unexpected money gain

Chine Dream Interpretation | Duke Zhou


A symbol of fear or cowardice

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


The chicken is the most consumed animal product in the Western world, making the symbolic meaning of the chicken directly connected to abundance, prosperity, and nurturance.

The common phrase “like a chicken with its head cut off” brings the meaning of ignorance and stupidity into the symbolic mix.

The chicken in your dream may be relating to one of these principles. There is some spiritual connection to the rooster through Chinese astrology.

(See Rooster.) 

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


1. Fear; Deut. 1:29

2. Word play “chicken” as in afraid;

• Hen

1. Defender of the young; Luke 13:34 finger,

• Chicks (Baby Chickens)

1. Children of God;

2. Your offspring. Matt. 23:37.

• Rooster

1. Boasting

2. Bragging;

3. Proud

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


Eaten as the “food” of fellowship and security

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential for growth, though this may also come about through belonging to a group.

The chicken can also represent stupidity and cowardice.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


See Hen.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


interpreted upon 3 sides: beautiful woman, young girl, house servant.

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik | Cafer-i Sadik


(Bird; Fowl) A chicken in a dream represents the woman of the house, while the rooster in a dream represents the man of the house.

A chicken in a dream also represents a woman who takes care of orphans and raises charities for their sake, or it could represent a blond woman, or a servant. Owning a chicken in a dream means dispelling difficulties, or it could be a show of happiness. Hunting a chicken in a dream means receiving lawful and easy profits. Slaughtering a chicken in a dream means deflowering a virgin servant.

If one sees a chicken or a female peacock hooting inside his house or garden in a dream, it means a calamity which is met with a belligerent character. Seeing one’s house filled with a large number of chickens in a dream means wealth or presiding over people, or it could mean dispelling one’s fear and establishing one’s rank.

(Also see Peacock)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


To see chickens in a dream symbolizes lack of willpower in real life. Chickens also represent gossip. Listen closely to what people may be saying about you or what you are saying about others.

If you dreamed about eating chicken, there is some backstabbing going on. Either you or a good friend is not being entirely loyal, especially with her talk.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


1. Fertility.

2. Nourishment.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreams of a chicken represent that you are feeling fearful. Your dream is telling you that it is time to come to your senses, meditate, and find your center.

The message of this dream is to move through your fear.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous



The power of creativity or the feminine.

Fear or cowardice.

Caution or skepticism.

Common sense (or a need for more of it).

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Rooster; Bird

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Usually presented humorously: may mean henpecked or giving away power. Fearful and flighty, lack of self-assurance; cowardly, not working through problems. See Hen. Also Food.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


To see chickens in your dream can symbolize cowardice and stupidity, or chatter and gossip. Listen closely to what people may be saying about you or what you are saying about others. Alternatively, chickens can also show that there is potential for growth but this may only come about with the support of others. A group of chickens can also suggest that something you have done in waking life is about to rebound on you: as in chickens come home to roost.

The cock suggests male sexual characteristics and so the need to be more assertive. It is also the symbol of the new day and of keeping watch. Less positively, it might suggest that you are being overbearing and trying to rule the roost. The hen suggests being totally immersed in the concerns of motherhood.

If a hen crows in your dream, this is taken to represent maternal domination. A group of hens may symbolize gossip and calamity. It may also suggest being ‘hen-pecked’ or that you feel being picked on, like chicken feed. Chicks represent babies or very young children in your life, or your feelings about your own childhood. They can also point to vulnerability. Are you counting your chickens before they have hatched?

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


(see Animals) Fear and timidity (e.g., being “chicken”).

Running aimlessly around: Lacking personal direction, racing from worries or doing so much that everything loses focus (e.g., “like a chicken with its head cut off’).

An omen or message. Among the Romans, chickens were used to foretell the outcome of battles by observing their movements and clucking.

Health matters (stemming from the idea that chicken soup is a panacea of sorts).

In a roost: Good planning and foresight; preparing for an arrival, sometimes that of a child.

Appearing on a doorstep: A portent that foretells the arrival of guests.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

6 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


To dream of seeing a brood of chickens, denotes worry from many cares, some of which of which will prove to your profit. Young or half grown chickens, signify fortunate enterprises, but to make them so you will have to exert your physical strength.

To see chickens going to roost, enemies are planning to work you evil.

To eat them, denotes that selfishness will detract from your otherwise good name. Business and love will remain in precarious states.... chickens dream meaning

Chicken Feed

A small or insufficient amount of money... chicken feed dream meaning

Hen And Chickens

See Brood.... hen and chickens dream meaning

Hen / Chicken

Profit; considerable gain.

A hen with chicks means you will be granted a favor you have been seeking.

A hen laying an egg is good fortune.

To hear a clucking hen means consolation for some hurt.

To feed chickens means you will suffer some minor annoyances.... hen / chicken dream meaning

Chicken, Hen

Vision: Dreaming about chickens means good times are just around the corner. Seeing several chickens: don’t waste so much time with pleasantries and idle talk. Plucking a chicken: you are not properly compensated for your work. Eating a chicken: your efforts on the job are going to be rewarded. Trying to catch and/or chasing one or more chickens—particularly in men’s dreams: a warning about constantly chasing short-term love affairs—none of which provides satisfaction. You are watching a hen laying eggs: expect to receive money soon; sometimes it also means a new member is added to the family. Watching a hen sitting on eggs: your wishes will come true. Seeing one or more chicks means you are going to be blessed with children, many grandchildren, or a big family in general. Killing a chicken: your carelessness will bring you harm. See Rooster.... chicken, hen dream meaning

Chicken Pox

If you had chicken pox in yoru dream, this indicates repressed anger and annoyance. You may be holding in your frustrations and not revealing your negative feelings to others.

If you dreamed that someone you know had chicken pox, it is a dream of opposites, that actually predicts good luck for that person.... chicken pox dream meaning