FEET AND BEAK ESSENTIAL FOR SENSE OF TOUCH
QHow does a chicken touch and where is its sense of touch?
ANDY SAYS: A good question given that a chicken has no hands. Their sense of touch primarily relies upon the beak and the pads of the feet, both of which are essential for finding and consuming food. The receptors work by responding to pressure changes and are very sensitive. Chickens are also able to detect vibrations using receptors in their feet, legs and skin. This sense enables them to be able to detect movement when light is poor, or vision is obstructed. When such movement is identified the bird will become alert and may emit a warning call.