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Dream meaning: Chicken

Chicken Historically chickens have been favorite sacrificial tokens, so your dream could symbolize a request for a message, or for propitiation.

Could there be something you are being cowardly or chicken about? Are you being warned not to count your chickens until they are hatched. Perhaps you are feeling anxious about the consequences of some action. Or do you need to set some goals or priorities for yourself and stop running around like chicken with its head cut off?

Maybe you think your efforts are not being awarded sufficiently and you are receiving chicken feed.

Chicken can also be a symbol of nourishment, particularly when in a dressed or cooked form. (see also Food)

Soft, vulnerable chicks can represent your present state, or the potential of a project, both of which need to be cuddled or nurtured.

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40 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Tanya // Sep 15, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I dreamt I was in a house with my boyfriend. There was a huge spider. Tarantula and my African grey with my 2 puppies. Many of my boyfriends friends. I did not now. One of his huge friends became a chicken. A brown one, but he still had his neck and head. Could see which friend it was. Everything just breaking, my boyfriend in a calm way, everything broke around us, the sun roof in our house, my sun glasses, the windows in the house, then everything looked like it started become a garden in our house. Like in a forest in America. Then it stated to get dark and it was raining in side our house. Everyone was so calm but I was starting to panic in a calm way. I was just running around to get everything and all animals safe. It seemed my pups wanted to play or kill my parrot. But I kept seeing this friend in a chicken body… Oh my word… Weirdest dream ever… My boyfriend felt bad and could understand why everything is breaking in my dream…

  • Nompumelelo // Jun 7, 2019 at 2:36 am

    I dreamt I was given a pot full of chicken feet in a funeral.

  • nonto // Oct 15, 2016 at 1:21 am

    I had a dream that a white chicken jumping over my head..i was so scared I was screaming..my fiancé woke me up…

  • Lizett // Jun 15, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Last night I had a dream my aunt handed me and my boyfriend including a big crowd of people one raw Chicken foot.. She said to eat it so your sins for the night leave your body/soul… Me and my boyfriend didn’t eat it but we watched eveyone else eating like it was a normal thing..
    What does that mean??
    I’m Mexican and our culture believes different kinds of beliefs but this isn’t one of them..

  • fauzia // Apr 19, 2015 at 4:33 am

    I dreamt of many many young chickens on my bed. They were all black and white. Some were bitting my blanket

  • Lyni // Apr 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    What does it mean if you dream you are a child stuck in a chicken coop unable to get out?

  • MKT // Mar 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

    In my dream last night I saw myself packing plenty fowl eggs.

  • Edyblez // Jan 3, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Two days ago,I had a dream.in that dream,I was outside holding a chicken that was already killed.i was removing fat from it,I the entered inside and washed it in the shank.after that my fiance son came and called me that some is looking for me and when I met with lady,she said I should make hair and I told that she should hold on that I will gets back to her.when I returned to what I was doing,I saw fiance ex-wife opening the door that was closed and we didn’t greet each other and I opened my eyes.
    pls what is the meaning??
    I saw one this morning.in the dream I saw a woman that is not talking to me in real life,I saw her bringing out live chicken with their legs cut and giving them out.its like I saw myself eating one of the legs.

  • Candy // Sep 22, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I had a dream of picking up a larger than normal egg. It was cracking and I opened it. In it was a dying hen head. I looked at it.

  • maryam // Aug 20, 2014 at 2:41 am

    l dreamt of raw chicken and eggs in a big bowl. l was packing them and all of a sudden three of the eggs cracked. Please, what does that mean?

  • SHERRIE // Jun 21, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I had a dream that a young chicken jumped on my chest while I was sleeping. I woke up (in the dream) & it had jumped on the floor. I was caring for it later in the dream…What could that mean?

  • louise // Jun 19, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I dreamt last night that my chicken was by our swimming pool with no head and feathers everywhere Dead of course.
    I kept telling the children that the foxes got to it. It reoccurred several times during the night

  • Xola // Jun 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I dreamed I was sitting in a bowl-like thing. All of a sudden a rooster comes straight for me and it just kept attacking me, pecking me round and round. It kept running around the bowl-like thing I was sitting on, pecking me. What does my dream mean?

  • Carlos // Jun 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I just had a dream about me yelling at my co-worker to hold the chicken away from her body, while I held the chicken’s head in my left hand and a pocket knife in the other. And I cut the birds head.
    What does it mean? Please give me some advice, anyone.
    It feels like my sixth sense is telling me something.

  • Hanna // Mar 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I dreamed that I kept getting eggs that had dead chicks in them. Than I saw one chick about five inches long without feathers. Than I saw conjoined twin chicks with no feathers and five inches long. Than I saw triplets (white) in the same way. Than I saw my (dead) mother hatching an egg that had a live chick, but the chick had a human face. It was scary looking. Everyone wanted it dead but I would not let them take it’s life. Than I saw that my mother was pregnant again.

  • Angela // Feb 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I dreamt that my son carelessly left a chicken on the cupboard and the dog dragged it down and bit off the entire left wing. There was no mud on the chicken even though it was on the bottom step. This step looks like the step where my mother resides.

  • nelly // Jan 28, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I dreamt someone was sacraficing a chicken by cutting its head off. the chicken was screaming in so much pain and i couldnt bear to watch and felt very emotinal. what could that mean?

  • Vero // Jan 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I just had a dream that I went to go buy some chickens. The man that was giving me the chickens grabbed a bag and threw some chickens into my trunk but when I realized he had thrown just the heads of baby chicks and a few whole bodies dead chickens.

  • Efraim // Dec 15, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I dreamt of someone taking a white chicken and causing it to peck on me a few times. After pecking on me the chicken started to laugh. It was pure white with that red stripe on its head which made it look more like a rooster. What can this mean? Please help me as the person that held the chicken is very close to me.

  • Rene // Nov 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    In my dream I saw a line of newly born baby chickens on an open window. They had various colors on them. I tried to tell them not to jump but then a yellow one jumped first and I caught it. The others started jumping one by one and died upon hitting the ground. I ran around trying to catch them all but failed. I had the yellow chick in my left hand and saw I saved a blue one and picked it up on my right hand. I mourned for the death of the other chicks, but was happy I saved two. What does this dream mean?

  • Will // Oct 16, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I had a dream where two chickens, a red one and yellow one, were cuddling.

  • rose // Sep 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    In my dream I had caught a white dove a hen and was carrying them on my head to a hen-coop. On reaching there, I realized that the dove had flown away without my knowledge, leaving only the hen which I fed and kept in a good place until I woke up.

  • Paul // Sep 22, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I dreamed of eating a chicken head in a dream. What does it signify? Can someone help me out by telling me the meaning of that dream?

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  • sudha // Aug 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    In my dream someone cut off a chicken’s head. What does is mean, actually?

  • Cathy // Aug 13, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I dreamt pure white chickens, laying on the floor, there were seven of them, they then took off, flying in a pyramid form. One at each corner and three in the middle. they were flying in a clear blue beautiful sky, what does this mean?

  • M // Jul 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I dreamt I came upon an empty set of chicken coops with a few rotting chicken corpses on the ground. There was a message on the wall that said to look around for any that weren’t killed and a mocking suggestion that perhaps I could leave them around for the rooster to kill. I walked around, moved a large sheet of plywood and found 5 baby chicks hiding under bales of straw and wood debris and I had to protect them from a 6’ rooster flying overhead. A car of drunks drove by and shouted an insult to me and I shot at their car with a double barrel shotgun, but only hit the car. Then I had a feeling of dread that the authorities were coming so I scooped up the chickens and headed toward my childhood home, which was a quasi-rural community.

  • Nichole // Jan 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I dreampt I was offered a job cooking in an upscale kitchen. I go to crack an egg and out came the cutest fluffy baby chicken, and it followed me everywhere I went through out my day. the executive chef proceeded to tell me that I would loose my job if I didnt get rid of the chicken. So I took the chick to the local vet/animal shelter, as I turned away it chirped and its eyes got real wide (look the character off of shrek, puss ‘n boots)in awe I took the chick back and kept it with me through out the remainder of my days as a chef in the kitchen and hid him like the guy did the rat in Ratouille. Weird.

    Not sure how this could relate to my dream unless it has something to do where I do give a lot but only recieve little in return like chicken feed?

  • Aligul // Dec 29, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I want to switch from a government job in which salary is less and growth is very slow but it’s a permanent job, to a private company in which salary is good and growth is faster. I had dream in which I saw that I am sacrificing a weak chicken and taking out its meat which is less too.

  • Aisha // Jan 1, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Last night I had a dream that there was the meat of a whole chicken in its raw form lying in a plate. I am on the ground & there is white & brown cat roaring & looking at the meat from the top of the wall. The cat is trying to snatch the chicken from me & I am defending by coming in the front of the plate
    I saw this dream early in the morning & I was so scared
    In real life I’m also scared by cats.

  • YellowMonster // Dec 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Last night I had a dream about Raw Chicken. I really don’t think that it is normal to dream that. Anyways in my dream my friend & I were walking the streets of Brooklyn, NY or maybe it was Harlem. So as we were walking we noticed that raw chickens were lying on the sidewalks. Some would FLY & some would just lie there. My friend and everyone else that walked the streets were calm like they were used to it. But me, I was very scared!.

  • Bethany // Oct 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I dreamt I was at a restaurant in mountains with tall pine trees. I was sitting outside waiting for my food when a gigantic chicken came walking up. Somehow, it was killed, and fell over. I dreamt that I and everyone else sat there for several decades, and the gigantic dead chicken also sat there. The road to the restaurant had moved back several hundred yards, and I complained about them doing nothing about the chicken. “They could have used the meat! They can still do something with the feathers,” I said. Suddenly, I saw the huge dead chicken decompose in a matter of minutes. Instead if the remains being a skeleton, it was a massive tree uprooted, lying on it’s side, with branches and greenery. The trunk of the tree was not on the ground, but it was being supported by its own branches. I made a comment about this, then I saw the tree also decompose at a fast rate. The branches touching the ground had rooted themselves. I made a comment about this when the man by me jumped up, attacked the trunk of the tree, smashed it to smitherines, and threw all of the pieces into the air, then ran down the mountain. I watched the branches become small trees of their own and was comforted by this. The road moved back several hundreds of yards again. It suddenly began to rain and I was getting wet. This didn’t bother me, in fact, I love getting wet from the rain. I was in the rain enjoying myself until the shards of wood from the tree started falling with the rain. It was falling on my face and arms, hurting me, and giving me scratches. I ran into my car. It started and pulled out of the parking space before I put the key in the ignition. When I had control I found I forgot how to drive, nearly hitting every car around me. I thought to myself that I should take that man with me for safety even though he is a little crazy and probably unreliable. When I got to the front, the branches/little trees were blocking my path to the road. I decided to hell with that dude, because I don’t see him anywhere anyway, and I found my way out.

  • Brenda // Sep 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I dreamt about raw chicken– chicken breasts and legs. I was asking someone where the head was. I woke up thinking– I don’t think I want to eat Chicken. Maybe chicken is not good for me right now. (yes– raw chicken). This was a 1st for me!

  • Steve // Jun 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I dreamt that my parents sent me to a retreat, like a camp I suppose, on a farm. Except everyone there was a different farm animal except one other guy. A chicken latched onto me and took me around to everyone, like introducing a new kid to a class, but she kept introducing me to the same guy. We made superficial conversation the first time but then the second time it was just awkward and it was apparent we wanted nothing to do with each other.

  • osayi // May 28, 2010 at 12:13 am

    i had a dream where a chicken kept pecking at the sole of my foot till i wake uo. No matter how hard I kicked it, or how far I threw it, it would always come back and peck me again

  • L15A // Nov 25, 2009 at 1:38 am

    i once had a dream that my kitten Milo was cornered but and animal called “bullcats” …yes i know freaky!
    and my other cat was just llooking throught the window and wasnt even bothered….it was so sad…but in the end he survived and…thats when i woke up!

  • Jesse // Oct 14, 2009 at 11:29 am

    i had a dream where a chicken kept pecking at the sole of my foot till it drew blood. No matter how hard I kicked it, or how far I threw it, it would always come back and peck me again.

  • Stephanie // Sep 7, 2009 at 1:17 am

    I had a dream I was feeding chickens fruit sticks.

  • Vicarious Thrill // Sep 7, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I’m not sure if the symbol of a chicken is quite appropriate in my dream.

    I own six “pet” chickens. Seriously, they are practically my babies. I treat them much the same as I would treat a dog or a cat.

    Anyway, in my dream, I walk out to their coop and see one of them peck the others neck. Then I see dark blood running down the ones neck. The aggressive chicken keeps pecking and pecking until it has pulled the other chickens head off! Literally, I can see the head of my baby lying on the ground, the eyes still moving. Then I look away and see, from a distance, that my other chickens are doing similar behavior, and that they are all headless! There is blood everywhere, but I am too much in shock to do anything. The yard is littered with the dead heads of my beautiful birds. However, in the dream, I cannot see the bloody stump of a neck; I can see only downy feathers on top.
    They are still walking around, although I know they will soon die. Only one still has a head on her neck, and that is because she was last! As you can imagine, I woke up sobbing.
    I suppose that, for me, this might represent the “chicken with it’s head cut off” theory…..but it was one of the more upsetting things I’ve seen while asleep.
    Should the meaning change due to the fact that they are more companion than animal?

  • lilette fornolles // Sep 18, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    I recently had a dream about 3 dressed chickens.

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