What Does the Bible Say About Eating Chicken and Animal?


Can you say whether you are sinning by breaking the biblical meat-eating rules? Yes, we make these mistakes sometimes, as many of us pay less care about having food according to the Bible. Our team was curious to know about what does the Bible say about eating chicken and meat of the other animals.

The Bible confirmed what animals we should eat and avoid though all are creatures of God. Yet, we must know what is prohibited what is not. Do we really obey the rules of eating meat?

In the past, the people of Jerusalem used to follow the Christian diet of meat; almost all the Christian societies in the world were aware of taking meat before. But nowadays, they are going to far to maintain the instructions.

By the way, The Bible classified between clean and unclean animals. Unclean animals are entirely prohibited from eating. We will discuss Biblical animals and meat that are allowed and not permitted.

The Birds You Must Avoid From Eating

There are numerous birds in our nature. Are all acceptable to eat? Absolutely not. When you choose any bird for eating, must avoid these birds given below-

  • Eagles
  • Vultures
  • Buzzards
  • Kites and all types of Falcon
  • Any Black Birds
  • Ostriches
  • Nighthawks
  • Seagulls
  • Any kinds of Hawks
  • Owl
  • Cormorants
  • Great Owls
  • Water Hens
  • Pelicans
  • Carrion Vultures
  • Storks
  • All kind of Herons
  • Hoopes
  • Crows and
  • Bats etc

These mentioned birds straightforwardly are forbidden in the Bible as they are unclean creatures. Nevertheless, several tribes indeed eat the maximum birds of them, or even some Christians take this unclean meat without consideration.

They treat the unclean animals as their traditional cuisine. The Bible recognized chicken for consumption. Chicken is regarded as a pure bird. Besides, it has been eating since ancient times.

Different kinds of religions in the world consume chicken. A list has given below, you can take because these are a clean bird of God.

  • Dove
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Grouse
  • Guinea fowl
  • Partridge Peafowl
  • Pheasant
  • Pigeon
  • Prairie chicken
  • Ptarmigan
  • Quail
  • Sagehen
  • Sparrow (and other songbirds)
  • Swan
  • Teal
  • Turkey

Hope you are clear what Bible said about eating chicken and bird's meat.

What Does The Bible Say About Eating Animals? 

Which animal has hooves divided into two parts, and also they chew and cud, you can eat the animal's meat. The cow is a perfect example. Therefore this clean meat is completely permitted for eating.


Moreover, some animals have cloven feet, but they never chew and cud, like Pigs. Don't touch their carcasses as it is impure for you. After touching them, you'll remain unclean till evening. Some people ask, "is eating pork a sin?" According to the Bible, the answer is ''Yes''.

You may become surprised by listening that the Pig's meat is also harmful to the human body and proven scientifically. It is a matter of sorrow, many of us like to eat pig flesh. They can eat cow, goat, or other animal meat instead of pigs.

Though people have a query, "did Jesus eat pork?" No and never. As he said, pork is an unclean animal that's why he had never broken any Bible food laws. As well, this is contraband eating swine in the Bible. Therefore, think of your health before enjoying any pork dishes.

Thirdly, a few animals chew and cud as well, but they haven't split hoof. These are also forbidden to eat like Rabbits and Rog Badgers etc. The given domestic and wild hoofed animals list may help to understand the animals you can eat-

  • Cow
  • Goat
  • Sheep
  • Dear
  • Ox
  • Camel etc

Their meat is pure to take since they are cud chewing animals. You should remember which animal lives through eating other creatures flesh, you must neglect them. Only consider the beasts which live on eating grass or trees. That not means all herbivorous animals permissible for consuming.

There are mentioned Giraffe, Zebra, Horses, elephants, Rabbits, Pandas, Pigs in the Bible. Especially pigs in the Bible seems unpleasant for quick and low digestion. It indicates, Pig contains huge bacteria in the body, no matter you eat processed food from pic meat.

The animal had died naturally don't eat anywise. A dead animal produces bacteria in their flesh. While requiring any kind of animal or bird meat, it is well to slaughter them. This method allows the animal to die with less pain. As a human being, we should adopt the best way to kill the animal. Because we are the best creation of God than any other Biblical creatures. Moreover, you should not kill the animal's baby who is alive on their mother's milk.

Rules Of Eating Bibel Seafood

There are no hard and fast rules around eating seafood, except for a few. Those living things have fins, and scales can be eaten. You must stay far from eating the things that have no scales and fins.

These creatures likewise reason for illness. Octopus, Shark, Whale, Dolphin, and various animals not permissible to eat. Try to identify what are the clean and unclean foods before preparing dishes from meat. This knowledge keeps you from making a sin. Now let's come to an important point, huge people through a question,, is it a sin to eat Shrimp? I'll go to the opinion after describing a matter.

Actually, in the olden time, the people of Israel seemed Shrimp as an abomination before God. For that, they restricted it. In fact, some website published "God Hates Shrimp." Day by day, this fake news spread out among the world.

But note that, the Bible didn't provide any authentic comment on it. Thus, you can eat Shrimp without confusion. In a word, the fish we are habituated to eat in daily life that might be eaten. Different kind of Shrimp and Prawn is not restricted to eat.

Rules of Eating Insects

Some insects have wings, they fly by using their wings, these creatures are not permitted to eat. But the insects who have jumping legs like locusts, roaches, grasshoppers and some cricket can eat.

Though American people dislike it, the Chinese people rarely compromise for eating any insects. Even some of them like burrowing animals too. It's a tradition of them too. In fact, they are abiding by the Buddha religion.


Insects that walk with crawling profane to eat. Around of us, we see such insects as an example-

  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Beetles
  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Earwigs
  • Fleas
  • Silverfish etc

Never eat them as the forbidden foods in the Bible. Some of them also poisoned insects.

Last Judgment

Your faith is your strength to reach near to God. Also, you should maintain the Bible diet foods list and rules which God provided us. Indeed God has given permission to eat the animal that is beneficial for health. Those are prohibited from eating, that things are unsafe for the body.

We can lead a healthy life and feel serenity if we know and follow about what does the Bible say about eating chicken and animal's meat. Do you have any opinions on this topic, let us know. Thanks a lot.

9 thoughts on “What Does the Bible Say About Eating Chicken and Animal?”

  1. Samuel. From Kenya

    Shalom , chicken are unclean animal they eat all kind of filth on earth.i have seen them kill and eat small snakes,ants flogs, chameleons,etc,compare them with guinea fowl quail,doves pegions that eats seeds only I have researched on their behaviour. They do shed blood , chicken kills to eat so are ducks goose etc, were told to decern.if snakes etc are unclean how about eating a chicken ,duck etc that eats them which are unclean ,only. In the eye of the spirit of adoniah can we descern, shrimps too are unclean, they
    are cleanser of sea or oceans filth , even looking at them physically I wonder how one would eat it.


    1. You told right but you know chicken also eats grain. Actually, in which birds and animals mainly live on other insects, snacks like any alive beasts those types of birds even animals are forbidden to eat.

    2. Common pheasants have been known to eat snakes, And so do peacocks. Although quail and pigeon have a granivorous diet, they’ve been known to eat snails and other insects, people who have raised quail say that these birds love insects and grubs, you can find videos of them eating maggots and flies. For birds and fish the Torah doesn’t really say anything specific diet wise, for fish the only criteria are scales and fins and for birds He gives us a list of what birds to avoid, those birds being birds of prey, corvids, hoopoes, etc. At the same time however, scholars are unsure of the exact species most of the bird names in the Torah are referring to. For example most scholars translate the word דּוּכִיפַת in Leviticus to mean the Hoopoe, but others translate that that word to mean the Western Capercaillie, a species of grouse and grouses are in the phasianidae bird family with the quail, chicken and pheasant. I find the grouse translation to be unlikely because look at a map of Israel’s exodus, the Middle East and the Capercaillie bird’s range and you find that these birds aren’t even found in the Middle East. So unless Israel went through Europe or Asia, I don’t think they’d even know what a capercaillie is. Also if you search for why the hoopoe is unclean, you find information telling you that the hoopoe excretes a foul smelling chemical that deters predators. Most Rabbinical sources (though I don’t advocate a lot of their traditions) also say that translating this bird into a member of the phasianidae family is an error. In regard to what chickens eat however, clean animals such as the deer have been known to eat live birds and chew on human bones, clean fish such as the salmon eat abominations such as squid and crustaceans, you can easily find videos of the largemouth bass (another clean fish) on YouTube eating mice or search on the internet and you find they’ve also been known to eat venomous snakes. Jerusalem perspective also has an article on the chicken and it brings up potions from the Talmud that do acknowledge that the chicken tends to eat unclean things. If you still come to the conclusion that chicken is unclean, then follow your conscience and abstain from it. If you’re fully convinced chicken is clean, then eat. The Torah doesn’t really say anything about the status of the chicken as clean or unclean. I’m just here to lay down some info regarding this bird, the Lord help you to make your decision because it’s he who loves God that is acknowledged by him.

  2. Levicticus 11 :04 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. Camels are unclean.

      1. Officially camels don’t have hooves they’re more hard toes then hooves and also Christians have no restrictions on diet it’s one of the sins Jesus died on the cross look to Mark 7:18-19 for more of course if you are jewish and follow the Torah yes the camel is still technically unclean.

  3. I read some of the comments and either they have different religions & don’t believe this or they didn’t read it clearly. Re-read it a couple times til you actually get it. THANK YOU GOD FOR CARING FOR YOUR CHILDREN ON EARTH & BEING A GREAT FATHER TO US ALL! Thank you for your signs 💯 your word and your blessings! You will always be #1 !!! I pray that everyone in this world see’s this too & loves you as much as I do!

    1. Jesus came to the world as a blessing but most of the people couldn’t Identify him and very few people got to know him and the people are lucky who follow him.

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