I’m taking a short break from talking about calving… to answer a question many of you had after my last “Ten Things You May Not Know About…” post. Of course, it was on chicks and eggs… and many of you became fascinated with chicken ears, of all things!
Luckily, Victoria FINALLY made it over the mountain for a visit, and I put her in charge of video. I had tried before, but holding a chicken and trying to video and point to a chicken ear all at once was beyond my capabilities as a human with only two hands!
I did find out some more about chickens myself investigating this further.
Did you know they are studying chicken hearing because chickens can regenerate their hearing after it is lost? Studies show they can grow new hair cells after the hair cells have been destroyed. Good news for those people with hearing loss if this leads to future research and cures.
Baby chicks in the shell develop hearing by the twelfth day.
Cool, huh? Enjoy our little video!