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It is observed that in the test without the obstacle, both the roosters and hen reached the food tray at almost the same time. When tested with a log as an obstacle, the roosters were faster in reaching the food tray than the hens. The 6 month old roosters and hens were also faster than the 1 month old chickens.

Condition Average amount of time the chickens take (seconds)
  Rooster -1mth Hen -1mth Rooster -6mth Hen -6mth
Without log 46 48 41 42
With log 52 68 45 57

Use the graph below to plot your results.

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Time required:
It will take a day to set up the experiment, and 2 days for observation
Material availability:
The chickens can be purchased from a feed store or hatchery
Safety concerns:

Adult supervision is required when handling live fowl.