To dream of a chicken represents insecurity, cowardice, or a lack of confidence. There is something that makes you insecure or unsure of yourself. You may also have a lack of willpower. Situations in waking life where you are aware of yourself being easily frightened away from something.
Chickens in a dream may be a sign that you are aware of your own fear of standing up for yourself. A fear of confronting your problems. Choosing to run away or allow others to easily scare you. Allowing yourself to believe that you don't matter as much as other people. Allowing people to get away with intimidating you with ignorance or total arrogance. You may benefit from speaking up or trying to gather friends to take a stand with you.
Positively, dreaming chickens may reflect your ability to intelligently attack your enemies without ever having to confront them directly in person. An intelligent fear of people who may be too dangerous or arrogant to bother taking risks with.
To dream of chicks or baby chickens represents feelings about childish insecurity. Childish shyness or fear. Helplessness to stand up for yourself. The possibility for a problem to make you look like a coward at a later time if you don't address it immediately.
Negatively, baby chicks in a dream may reflect problems with standing up for yourself that are creating additional situations for you to fear or shy away from. Accepting fear as something you will never stand up to. Alternatively, it may reflect situations where you are overbearing with control over a younger or less experienced person than you. Controlling parenting that doesn't allow children to build confidence.
Example: A man dreamed of a coin with a chicken on it. In waking life he discovered an incredible idea about how to totally embarrass dangerous criminal people who humiliated him and to do it without them ever knowing that he was behind it. He feared any confrontation with these people directly because one of them was previously charged with attempted murder.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing her brother get into a car accident, have his head severed, and then see his head turn into a chicken head. In waking life the woman was fearing getting a coronary bypass operation. She believed that it was her bad habits that caused this health problem while she also fearing the necessary operation.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being called a chicken. In waking life she was experiencing nausea from her pregnancy and didn't want to leave work yet. Her husband told her that he could easily afford to financially support her and that the only reason she doesn't leave work is because she was too scared to.