Dreaming about a chicken can have either positive or negative connotations.
In some cultures, a chicken dream is a very positive sign. It means that happy and prosperous times are coming to you in the immediate future. The chicken symbolizes creative power and fertility, as well as feminine characteristics and power.
For Native Americans, the chicken was always linked to fertility and to ancient rites celebrating sexuality and sacrifice. Some ancient cultures performed divination rituals using eggs and/or chickens. For example, it was believed to be a bad omen if a hen laid an even number of eggs. In Christian cultures, farmers were happy when their hens laid eggs on Good Friday because that meant they were assured of fertility in all areas of their lives.
The appearance of several chickens in your dream means that you shouldn’t be wasting your time with idle gossip and chatter. If you dream that you are plucking a chicken, this suggests that you aren’t receiving appropriate compensation for your work, while a dream of eating chicken represents rewards received on the job.
The dream chicken may have negative symbolism as well. For example, some cultures believe that seeing chickens in a dream represents a lack of will power or even cowardice. The dream chicken may indicate a lack of common sense in a certain situation or represent a circumstance in which you should exercise caution or view with skepticism.
Dreaming of a chicken may also symbolize fear (“chickening out”) or someone in your life who may be inexperienced or unsophisticated. It may even indicate that the inexperienced person is you! The dream could also be warning you against counting on something or someone prematurely, or it may symbolize someone in your life who can’t function in an independent manner.