Abstract: lncRNAs regulate metabolic tissue development and function, including adipogenesis. However, little is known about the function and profile of lncRNAs in preadipocytes differentiation of chicken. Here, we identified lncRNAs in preadipocytes of different differentiation stages by RNA-sequencing using Jinghai Yellow chicken. A total of 1,300,074,528 clean reads and 27,023 lncRNAs were obtained from twenty samples. 3095 genes (1,336 lncRNAs and 1,759 mRNAs) were differentially expressed among different stages, of which the number of DEGs decreased with the differentiation, demonstrating that the early stage might be most important for chicken preadipocytes differentiation. Furthermore, 3,095 DEGs were clustered into 8 clusters with their expression patterns by K-means clustering. We identified six stage-specific modules related to A0, A2 and A6 stages using weighted co-expression network analysis. Many well-known/novel pathways associated with preadipocytes differentiation were found. We also identified highly connected genes in each module and visualized them by cytoscape. Many well-known genes related to preadipocytes differentiation were found such as IGFBP2 and JUN. Yet, the majority of high connected genes were unknown in chicken preadipocytes. This study provides a valuable resource for chicken lncRNA study and contributes to batter understanding the biology of preadipocytes differentiation in chicken.