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chick in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchickchick /tʃɪk/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 chicks.jpg HBBa baby bird a mother hen with her chicks2 informal not politeWOMAN a word meaning a young woman, that some people think is offensive
Examples from the Corpus
chicka hen and her chicksIt must time the laying of its eggs so that its chicks hatch when caterpillars are most abundant, and most palatable.Once he put a broody hen on a clutch of eggs and ten little chicks hatched out.Two other tame birds on the same farm have already produced chicks which are now living in this barn."Who is he talking to?" "Some chick named Melanie."If the eggs are allowed to cool, once they have started to develop, the chicks within will die.The turkey and black vultures at the park are well-fed and then scared into bringing up their food to supply the chicks.The chicks all scurry to shelter; but if the same models are drawn backward, they do not.The chicks need round the clock attention, and have developed very healthy appetites.