A bird’s eye view: the chicken visual system

Eyes are undeniably one of our most important organs. It is where light penetrates the retina and stimulates multiple biological functions. The same is true in animals, including poultry, but with one significant difference. Chickens absorb light through their eyes in ways humans don’t. In addition to retinal light perception, poultry can sense light through their pineal gland.

A collaboration between Purdue University, University of Maryland, University of Georgia and Virginia Tech explain A bird’s eye view and the chicken visual system, using ONCE visual sensitivy curves. Read and download this Poultry Extension Collaborative newsletter, January 2020 | Vol. 10 here:

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