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  1. Poultry Improvement Project The Normal Chicken

  2. Heart Beats • The normal heart beat per minute for a baby chick is 350-450 • For a normal adult chicken it is 250-300 • For comparison, the average for humans is 70

  3. Taking a Heart Beat • Take your own heart rate by placing your fingers on your wrist and recording the number of pulses for 15 seconds. Times your answer by 4 • Take the heart beat of a chicken with a stethoscope or by gently pushing against an artery in the leg and counting the beats

  4. Respiration • Normal respiration rates or breaths per minute is 12-20 for a male chicken and 20-36 for a female chicken • For comparison, the human is 12. Usually the very tiny and the very large animals have a high rate • Elephant and the shrew both have 95

  5. Body Temperature • Average body temperature varies from 106.5 to 107.5 degrees F • Body temperature of a human is 98.6 • A dog is 101.5-102 • Body temperature can be taken with a rectal thermometer