Chinese zodiac animals - the Chicken: What does it mean if I'm a Chicken?

Which one of the Chinese zodiac animals is yours? Keep reading to discover the characteristics of those born in the Chinese year of the Chicken. Plus, you'll see how each Chinese element (Water, Metal, Wood, Fire and Earth) adds more detail to your Chinese horoscope reading. And that's not all — you can also find some celebrities with the same Chinese birth sign.

Of all the Chinese zodiac animals, the Chicken is the most diligent, upright and responsible. They are good eggs, they love to follow the rules, and they are good at self-restraint.

That said, they do love change and innovation. Even though they abide by the rules, they love to think outside the box and create something new and unexpected.

Like a rooster proudly strutting his tail-feathers around the chicken coop, people with this Chinese horoscope sign have strong self-esteem.

Chickens love romance. After they get married, their relationship gets even more harmonious. They love to lavish their partner with attention, security, support and encouragement.

Chickens can be very attractive people!

Chinese horoscope Chicken symbol

Women of this Chinese zodiac animal, the Hens, love to take the initiative. Men of any Chinese zodiac animal sign could easily fall in love with a Hen.

Any man with a solid economic foundation, plus a Hen, make for a family that sticks together happily through thick and thin. They are set to enjoy a happy, abundant life.

Men with the Chicken zodiac animal sign, the Roosters, love to flap about themselves – especially in front of women. After marriage, Rooster men like to help around the house (even when they are busy with work) because they care so much about their family. They can't help it – it brings them so much satisfaction and joy to give their loved ones a feathered nest.

Lucky colors for the Chicken: Brown, Gold

Lucky directions for the Chicken: West, Southwest

Lucky numbers for the Chicken: 5 and 7.


How the Five Elements Influence this Chinese Zodiac Animal

Want more details? Well, depending on which year you were born in, there are 5 different subcategories of Chicken:

  • Earth Chicken

    1909, 1969, 2029

    Earth Chickens are grounded. When life is steady, safe, stable and secure, they feel on top of the world.

    That doesn't mean they want everything the same all the time. Earth Chickens love to travel the planet. New places and new friends delight the Earth Chicken.

    They are patient and strong hearted. Their natural drive to persevere helps them be so successful.

    Earth Chickens are blessed in their careers. They collect a big harvest for their efforts.

    Earth Chickens are abundantly lucky with money. People with this Chinese zodiac animal sign know how to make money, invest money and build a generous nest egg.

    Earth Chicken celebrities: Faye Wong, Christian Slater, Alice Dixson, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Priestley, Steffi Graf, Carmen Miranda, Renée Zellweger, Erika Alexander, Jean Garcia, Kate Smith, Cate Blanchett, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Shannon Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeong-hwa Eom, James Mason, Brian McKnight, Benny Goodman, Edward Norton, Ken Griffey, Jr., Burl Ives, Ryuhei Kitamura, Ice Cube, Errol Flynn, Megan Ward, Donnie Wahlberg, Jack Black, Annie Yi, Takao Osawa, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Joon Park.

  • Fire Chicken

    1897, 1957, 2017

    Fire Chickens love to play. Competition brings out the best in them and they rise to the occasion.

    They would much rather act than waiting around, and they are fortunate to have a good sense of timing.

    Fire Chickens make for good relationship partners. They are trustworthy, and have a strong sense of honor, justice and personal loyalty.

    In their career, the Fire Chickens take their playful, competitive spirit to overcome challenges...and they enjoy doing it!

    After middle age, they will see more and more success as their career really takes off!

    Fire Chicken celebrities: Ellen DeGeneres, Tony Leung, Frank Capra, Rosalind Chao, Moe Howard, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Day-Lewis, Amelia Earhart, Vanna White, Gloria Estefan, Spike Lee, Paul Reiser, Frances McDormand, Denis Leary, Christopher Lambert, Theresa Russell, Ethan Coen, Maria Alonso, Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Melanie Griffith, Donny Osmond, Michiko Nishiwaki, Don Duong, Matt Frewer, Anita Baker.

  • Metal Chicken

    1921, 1981, 2041

    Metal Chickens are proud and fiercely independent. The have a strong sense of self. And they are blessed with an inner reserve of strength they can tap into whenever they need to work hard.

    Family is very important to the Metal Chickens. Those with this Chinese zodiac animal sign can have a very happy marriage.

    Financially the Metal Chickens have good fortune. They don't put all their eggs in one basket. If they do lose money, more money flows to them from another channel.

    Metal Chicken celebrities: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Angela Chang (Shaohan Zhang), Eva Gabor, Fan BingBing, Natalie Portman, Abe Vigoda, Azusa Yamamoto, Josh Groban, Chuck Connors, Julia Stiles, Peter Ustinov, Serena Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Bethany Galeotti, John Glenn, Beyoncé Knowles, Chizuru Ikewaki, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rimmi, Hayden Christensen, Hoku Ho, Gene Roddenberry, Sara Nguyen, Nancy Reagan, Brandon McLaren, Rinko Kikuchi, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Shawn Yue, Britney Spears, Luis Manzano, Alfred Vargas, Jeon Ji Hyun, Deborah Kerr, Elodie Yung, Vic Zhou, Ye Li, Charles Bronson, Liza Lapira, Rodney Dangerfield, Jessica Alba, Betty White, Alisan Porter, Yuko Kavaguti, Dwayne Wade, Amy Lee, Na-ra Jang, Steve Allen, Ashley Angel, Park Ji-Sung, Kelly Rowland, Yumi Adachi, Craig David, Paris Hilton.

  • Water Chicken

    1933, 1993, 2053

    Water Chickens are blessed with a strong personality that stands up in the face of difficulties. They don't give up halfway – they persevere!

    They are intelligent, logical and clear thinkers with high morals and values.

    Rooster Men with the Water element are lucky in love – it's easy for them to connect with their soul mate.

    Chicken Women with the Water element enjoy a more dramatic love life.

    Water Chicken celebrities: Ryosuke Yamada, Nathan Sykes, Kim Novak, Barbara Feldon, Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Gillies, Joan Rivers, Joan Collins, Michael Caine, Quincy Jones, Elizabeth Montgomery, India Eisley, Jayne Mansfield, Victoria Justice, Carol Burnett, Hank Aaron, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Stone, James Brown, Debby Ryan, Danny Aiello, Yoo Seung Ho, Dom DeLuise, Miranda Cosgrove, Ken Berry, Roman Polanski, Frida Gustavsson, Larry King, Regis Philbin, AJ Perez, Lauren Young, Tim Conway, Mirai Nagasu, Jean Chrétien, Tina Louise, Keke Palmer, Mako.

  • Wood Chicken

    1945, 2005, 2065

    Wood Chickens are blessed with a soft, loving heart. Emotions and feelings are very important to them.

    Their calm, cool and collected nature helps them keep their balance.

    They possess high self-esteem, yet they don't boast or brag to others.

    Wood Chickens like to study and research. People with this Chinese zodiac animal sign tend to take their work seriously. Best of all, they are able to quickly find solutions to problems.

    Financially, Wood Chickens have a natural gift for making money. They don't worry and money comes to them for their entire life.

    Wood Chicken celebrities: Goldie Hawn, Priscilla Presley, Henry Winkler, Bob Seger, Dolly Parton, Anne Murray, José Feliciano, Rob Reiner, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon, D.H. Lawrence, Burt Ward, Bette Midler, Steve Martin, John Lithgow, Diane Sawyer, Diane Keaton, Gene Siskel.


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