Part Seven: The Nervous System

Biology of the Chicken, Part 7

Part Seven: The Nervous System
Add to Favorites Not unlike our own human body, the chicken’s body needs a control center with a communication network. The nervous system inside our Hank and Henrietta integrates and directs the various functions of their body. It is comprised of two major parts: the central nervous system (CNS), and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Additional stimuli are received through the senses and interpreted by the brain to alert our fowl of the constantly changing environmental conditions. The central nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Within this system, the brain acts as the “main office” by processing the information it is given through various stimuli and returning a decision for an appropriate response. The spinal cord collects micro-electric responses from the nerve endings, and like a major phone line, transfers the messages to the brain. Both of these organs are encased by a protective boney

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