The chicken is one of the most important birds in the today. It is thought that there are at least 25 billion chickens worldwide, giving them the highest population of any bird in the world. Though they are the numerous bird, they are terribly fliers. The longest recorded flight of a chicken was for 13 seconds and the furthest distance was 301.5 feet. Chickens are a social animal and are happiest around other chickens, though there generally can only be one dominant mail per flock. Chickens can be a popular animal to have at home for their fresh eggs.