Chicken Dream Meaning

Dreams About Chickens

Freud believed chicken dreams are about our hidden ego, that they are simply dreaming objects and provide us with the structure of how we are feeling at any given time. If we closely look at the strong connection of chickens to human beings we can see that they are about creation. Laying eggs is about creating life, and despite the role, a chicken could play in our unconscious mind it can provide us with insight, a space even in our hectic work to understand that sometimes we need to be on the road to greater things.

Is the dream of seeing a chicken good or bad?

Chickens are slaughtered for food and then sold, which is why they often symbolize financial wealth and prosperity, so this is a good dream to have. If there was a group of chickens in your dream then your financial well-being is conditional. Your dream is foretelling prosperity as long as you work together with others as part of a team. Make sure you are contributing at work in a team environment, or that you are working together with your family when discussing finances.

To see chickens in a farm during in dreams can often symbolize unusual and unexpected changes in waking life. Seeing eggs or chicks are associated with a “new start” in life. Think about the atmosphere in the dream and your reactions throughout the dream. If you're in your home, and you see the chicken in the garden this is a positive dream that is associated with a new start. Historically, birds are symbolic of good luck. If you happen to glance at a chicken in your dream, this could be a great omen. 

What did the famous dream psychologist Sigmund Freud say about chicken dreams?

Freud was a famous dream psychologist in the 1930s who died in 1939 but his writing still goes on in our everyday modern Netflix style life. It was almost 75 years after his death that his work is still used for dream interpretation, Freud was recorded to have a strong dislike to chicken as meat, he would say “one should not kill any chickens, they should live and lay eggs.” Sigmund Freud believed that our dreams of chickens indicate that we are reliving a story of our life. There were many claims by Freud that the animals were part of our advancement as human beings, especially if the animal appeared in our dreams. Sigmund Freud, in the 1930s, wrote much about our sympathetic roads to our unconscious.

What do dreams about chickens mean?

The chicken has a dual nature in that it can represent prosperity and wellness or our biggest social issues. Chickens are timid and antisocial, which is why it is often an insult to be called a chicken. This is why it is important to look at where the chicken is in your dream. If the chicken is free-roaming and healthy, you probably have nothing to worry about. However, a caged or out-of-place chicken represents that fear of leaving your home and your comfort zone. Will it kill you to try something new? Do something bold and daring. Where bright prints for a change, or introduce yourself to someone new; it could be fun! The easiest way to recognize whether your dream represents social anxiety is if you yourself were turned into a chicken in your dream. This represents you holding back or hiding from something important in your life. Look back on what has been happening recently. Are you feeling fear or anxiety about a new development, transition, or upcoming event in your life? Your subconscious has turned you into a chicken to show you the effects of your fears.

The dead chicken or eating one is associated with money issues. This dream is somewhat not a popular dream to have. To see a red chicken denotes that you have to safeguard yourself, your possessions, or your loved ones in life. This really is your subconscious trying to warn you. To see a black chicken is associated with mother nature. You will be spending time with others. Keep tabs on your emotions in life. To be fearful of the chicken in a dream, or for the chicken to chase you suggests that you need to reflect on elements of your life. Always think about your personal feelings first.

Eating chicken in your dream can be a positive thing, as long as the chicken seemed natural, healthy, and not breaded. A pan-fried breast, for example, is a positive thing and could suggest the same prosperity and wealth as a live chicken. If, however, you to know that the chicken you are eating was mistreated, or if you are eating it in an unnatural form (breaded, nugget), then it is not a good omen. This predicts either financial ruin or guilt about something.

If you have chickens in real life then it is not uncommon to dream of them. We are often surrounded by chickens at Easter and again it may be that the images received during the day have an influence on will dream state. According to Sigmund Freud, the famous dream psychologist images in waking life can affect our dreams. I’m not going to infuse you with many different facts about chickens in biology, however, I will try to gain the spiritual sense of why you had such a dream. To make this easier, I have segmented dream questions down so that you can easily read what your dream means. When chicken appears in your dream as a symbol, you will have to remember the details of other things that materialized alongside the chicken to get the correct interpretation of the dream. In olden days, chickens were significant and most cultures used to sacrifice to their gods. As a dream symbol, it contains both positive and negative meanings, but I will say this is a positive dream.

Dreaming of birds generally signifies positive times. Birds are considered good omens, and chickens can be included in this category. Chickens are unique, however, in that they are raised on farms for a couple of reasons. If the chickens in your dream appeared to be in trouble or were caged, your finances may be at risk. If you were thinking of investigating your time and money into something risky, you may want to rethink it. Caged chickens can also represent social anxieties. You are afraid to step outside your social circle that are feeling pressured to do so.

Although it could have several meanings, wealth and abundance chickens can be positive in the dream state. Chickens featured in a dream might be an indication that you're conscious of your own anxiety of standing up for yourself. A fear of facing your problems. Allowing yourself space to think is important. Maybe you were caring for chickens or you could see a chicken or even eating a chicken in your dream. Chickens have become popular in our modern world. This is probably because people are enjoying the discovery of fresh eggs and essentially the good life. I’m going to give you a broad overview of all aspects of chickens featured in your dream. It could be that you have seen some cute fluffy chicks or that you were keeping chickens in order to raise eggs. I’ve even been contacted by some of you in regards to being chased by chickens in a dream which I will also address. Thanks so much for visiting my website to understand your chicken dream. Just scroll down to see your dream.

Quick dream about a chicken in your dream:

Positively, dreaming of chickens may signify your ability to intelligently overcome obstacles. Don’t give up is the key message! You can win and attack your enemies without ever needing to face them directly in person. In ancient English dream dictionaries, a chicken carries prosperity. Saving a chicken from death in the dream denotes that success will be yours. You may also encounter arrogant or dangerous people if you see a chicken in a farm in the dream state to bother taking risks with.

Chickens are often associated with rebirth. Chickens are eaten as food and also kept to lay eggs in dreams, thus associated with nutrition and protein. In a spiritual aspect, chickens are associated with prosperity and good times in life. You may meet someone that you “click” with and you need to trust. Understand that their might be something difficult in life and you need to think about your diet more. To see a chicken laying an egg or collecting eggs in the dream state suggests you will be afraid of the future. Whatever holds you back you can fight it in life. If you “chicken out” of some task in the dream it means you will be worried about the future in life. To see a chicken running indicates a friendship that is important to you. You have great people around you. To see a chicken “coming home to roost” is a fantastic dream. If you dream of eating protein such as chicken then it means you need a better diet. To see raw chicken (with blood) in a dream denotes that you will be worried over other people’s actions. To see chicken flying is connected to a deep sense of wanting freedom in life.

Chickens can also suggest that you wish to control others in life. It means that your time has been spent wasteful and you need to focus on yourself for a while. To be a vegetarian in real life and dream of chicken meat can suggest that you may be involved with others that will not listen to you, to your beliefs.

To dream of small yellow chicks represents feelings of possible insecurity. This can indicate anxiety or shyness. Do you find it difficult to stand up on your own two feet. Historically, birds are symbolic of good luck. If you happen to glance upon a chicken in your dream, this could be a good omen. Although it could have several meanings, wealth and prosperity may be coming your way.

What does eating chickens mean in a dream?

A dream where you see yourself eating chicken (or roast chicken) is a positive one, as it implies that, your life is going to change for the better. If you are running any projects at the moment, the “chicken” in the dream indicates the project is going to be successful and make your life more interesting than it already is. The change can be related to both your financial and emotional stability. Those around you will notice the improvements that will happen in your life. This is due to the fact the chicken is associated spiritually with gold and wealth.

What does it mean to dream of chicken eggs?

Chicken eggs can appear in dreams in many ways. When we think of chicken eggs we sometimes see brown eggs or alternatively white. The chicken egg color is dependent upon the breed of chicken. Most of the eggs that we find in stores in the south are essentially white, brown eggs common in the northern parts of America. Perhaps you saw blue eggs in your dream? If this is a case it indicates that there will be some interesting times ahead. If you broke an egg and could see a bright yellow yolk this can indicate a deep need for fertility. This could be obviously a baby that is soon to pass - but alternatively the need to grow something such as a business idea or relationship. The size of the egg is also important. Extra-large eggs can imply good times ahead. We all know the trick of finding out if an egg is fresh by putting it into a cup of water and if it points upwards it is fresh. Carrying out this trick in the dream can imply that you will have a fresh start. If the egg was rotten all not fresh in a dream then there will be difficulties you will overcome anything. Cracking eggs in the dream and this can new starts will hatch. Many chickens only lay seasonally, and generally one egg a day. When you dream of chicken eggs, it symbolizes, someone who is somewhat attractive, in old dream lore. The attractive person is going to enter into your life unexpectedly. When you meet them, it is going to create a strong attraction. Thus, you need to be careful. Even if you are single, this person is not meant for you and messing around with them is just going to bring trouble into your life. If possible, avoid this person at all costs. I believe chicken eggs mean a new start, possibilities and a fresh approach to old problems.

What does it mean to kill a chicken in a dream?

Slaughtering a chicken in a dream is a symbol of contemplation. The chicken is a symbolism of “life” the fact that you are trying to kill the chicken indicates you are trying to move away from a difficult position. As I have explained above the chicken is associated with rebirth and growth. This is because the chicken produces eggs which represent fertility. Killing a chicken indicates the need to stop worrying about the future move forward. This dream can illustrate your own personal goals need to be defined. In older dream lore - killing a chicken indicates possible frustrations in life that you are able to overcome anything.

What does it mean to dream of a chicken with chicks?

Fluffy chicks are cute. A dream where you see a chicken with chicks implies that you are having some concerns about your friends or family. In old dream lore, this dream can imply that someone who is close to you who is going through a difficult time in life, and you are wondering how to help them. It is important that you get to root or cause of the problem. To be able to help your friend or family member. Such a dream can enter your sleep - if you have children and you are worried about what they are going through in their lives. Take it easy and remember that, it is important they go through some things in life without your help to grow up.

What does it mean to dream of a chicken clucking?

There are various sounds a chicken makes. In fact, research has shown that there is around 30 different sounds the chicken makes. a soft cluck indicates everything is well - this can translate into your dream. A distressing cluck can indicate that you are feeling worried about life. A warbling sound in a dream can indicate that you are worried about being hurt. I know it is hard to understand what sound you have heard. According to dream lore, hearing a chicken clucking in your dream is an indicator that, you are likely to embark on an unplanned trip. It could be a trip that you have been yearning for, and now someone has offered it as a gift. When you travel, the adventures you see are going to teaching you a lot of things which will enable you to view life differently. Alternatively, the dream could be forewarning you of looming danger. There is something in your vicinity which is posing a danger to your life to ensure that you avoid it as much as you can. At such times, you will have to avoid people who might hurt you or have something against you.

What does it mean to dream of a chicken flying?

I have read much about chickens flying in older dream books. I came to the conclusion that a chicken flying in your dream means that you have made a mistake in the recent past which are linked to your career and business. It seems you did something without thinking through and now you are going to suffer the consequences. Even though it is minor, it is best if you fixed it as soon as possible because if you don’t, then it is going to develop into something big.

What does it mean to dream about a dead chicken?

Dreams of a dead chicken is a sign that you are under the influence of someone else and the person is trying to control and manipulate your life, according to ancient dream lore. Yes, this can be quite a worrying dream, especially if the chicken was your pet. If the chicken died because of illness this can indicate that an opportunity will not progress in waking life. To dispose of a dead chicken in a dream indicates that you will start worrying. Burying a chicken can indicate that a sudden natural problem may occur in the near future. If the chicken dies due to predators then this illustrates you need to be more conscious of those people around you.

What is the ancient 1930s dream meaning of a chicken?

A dream about chicken, in general, according to old books can mean that you are going to welcome a new member of the family. It doesn’t matter how the chicken looked or what it was doing in your dream; chicken always indicates a reunion or some rebirth in life. There is a possibility that, after such a dream, you are going to meet someone whom you lost touch some years ago. When you reunite, it is going to make you be filled with much joy and happiness which will create unforgettable memories.

What does buying a chicken in a dream mean?

Buying a chicken in your dream symbolizes a sort of carefree life which you are going to engage in. In the coming days, you are going to be surrounded by positive energies which will bring so much joy and happiness into your life. Whatever you embark on at this particular moment will prosper and thus, it is time to work harder and make more investment which will bring merrymaking in future.

What does the type of chicken mean in a dream?

Well, before writing this I did not even know the difference between a hen and a chicken. A hen is an older version of chicken (an adult). A dream of a chicken as an adult bird is a sign that, your romantic relationship is at its peak and you are happy with your partner. To dream of a pullet (young female chicken) indicates financial and any other support that you need and you will encounter happiness. It is the perfect time to take the relationship to a new level. It could be the right time to say I do and consummate your love. A rooster (adult male hen) can imply a male will have influence over you soon. Finally, a cockerel in a dream denotes good luck – so good for you!

What does a running chicken in a dream mean?

Dreaming of a running chicken is indicative that you are welcoming someone into your life. This could be a person. Running away from chickens in a dream can mean that you have distanced yourself from others but you are coming back to make things right. The person is someone you value and one you have been yearning to meet again and reconcile.

What does it mean to dream of a chicken in a nest?

Seeing a chicken sitting on her eggs represents contemned in life. This dream vision is positive and can indicate that you will overcome difficulties. To dream of a chicken in a nest is good news, especially for lovers and couples as it denotes that things are going to work out between the two of you and you will encounter bliss in a relationship. Alternatively, the dream could be a representation of a commitment or marriage, which you are going to make very soon.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen a chicken.
  • Eaten chicken.
  • Been surrounded by chickens.
  • Become a chicken.
  • Taken on chicken-like characteristics.
  • Seen a picture or a symbol of a chicken.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a chicken:

Anxiety. Health. Wellness. Freedom. Timidity. Transformed. Pressured. Stable.


  • The chicken was happy and healthy in his environment either in the wild or on a farm.
  • You saw an image of a chicken while you were doing an everyday activity or something fun.
  • The part of the chicken you were eating was natural.

Your dream:

  • You see a chicken running = good luck.
  • You see more than one chicken = prosperity.
  • You see a chicken coop in your dream = mother nature.
  • You see chicken eggs in your dream = rebirth
  • You see a green chicken = think deep about a problem.
  • You are trying to save a chicken from being killed in the dream = new beginnings.
  • You decide to kill a chicken = don’t follow your heart follow your head!
  • You see chicken carcasses = new relationships with others
  • You are trying to catch a chicken = someone is controlling you.
  • A fox eats a chicken = you need to take control.


  • Finances and money-managing.
  • Financial and business success.
  • New marketing strategies and investment.
  • General well-being.
  • Social anxieties.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012