Thursday, June 5, 2014

Do chickens have ears?

Mrs. Hughes has picked up half of Edith's bad habit of escaping from the coop
if I do not appear the moment she wakes up for breakfast. 
She flies to the top of the fence but hasn't figured out how to fly down to the ground.


Me: Let me help you, darlin'.



Me: Don't look down your nose at me. You got yourself into this mess. 
I'm just trying to help you out of it.



Me: Don't you dare poop on my arm.



Mrs. Hughes is not the prettiest of chickens. Please don't tell her I said that.
I think she'll grow into her looks once her comb develops.



Lucy: She needs bigger ears.

Lucy's comment begs the question, do chickens even have ears? How do they hear? I honestly don't know.


Lucy continued her study of Mrs. Hughes' anatomy...



until Mrs. Hughes got tired of being goosed and found the courage to fly to the ground.



14 comments:

  1. Chickens do have ears....the are the little circular patch of feathers on each side of their head....

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  2. She has nice eyes and a pretty color.

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  3. An American inTokyo6/5/14, 4:51 AM

    Of course she has ears!
    Blow very gently on the side of her head and you can find a hole, otherwise known as an ear, underneath the feathers! : )

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  4. Yes, they do. Why else would the rooster make all that noise ;-)
    It's a round hole, straight into the skull (quite big!), just underneath the ear feathers.

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  5. My comment is about the Arm Roosting. If my chickens had ever tried to roost on my arm like that, I would have needed stitches! Did you get a scratch? You could have quite a show if you trained them to jump on your arm for treats!

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  6. It is teeth that they don't have. She has figured out how to get the limelight. Not too shabby.

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  7. Thanks for the lesson on "The Anatomy of a Chicken". I thought they had ears but never really checked it out.
    I've been educated for the day. I like to learn something new every day.
    BA SP

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  8. Lucy looks so pleased and contented in these pictures.

    Laurie

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  9. I LOL'd at " goosed" such cool pictures! I didn't know you were a chicken whisper :-)

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  10. Aracaunas have big tufted looking ears :-).

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  11. Isn't the internet wonderful? And aren't you glad you don't have neighbors to see you gently blowing in your chicken's ear?

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  12. How did everybody else know chickens have ears when we didn't? I didn't know until one of my hens, Helen, was stumbling like she was dizzy and someone advised that I look in her ear to see if there was something in it. Really? I picked her up and searched her head and couldn't find an ear. I had to put her down and watch a video showing how to look under that little flap of feathers behind her eye, which I always thought was just a cheek decoration. Almost as surprising as finding out chicks have belly buttons!

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  13. And you can usually determine what color eggs a hen will lay based upon the color of her ear lobes, or lack of lobes thereof.

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  14. LOL Mrs Hughes was goosed by Lucy. Love it I love Mrs Hughes colors.
    Okay now chicks have belly buttons? I'm learning all kinds of things here.

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