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Chickens Have Three Eyelids
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Chickens have three eyelids. They have a top eyelid and bottom eyelid. Their bottom eyelid moves more than their top one. The third eyelid on a chicken blinks across their eye from side to side. It is clear so they can still see when it is closed. They like to close it when they take dust baths to keep dirt out of their eyes. It also protects their eyes from being pecked by other chickens. The chickens sometimes blink their third eyelid when my mom is taking pictures and it makes their eyes look weird.
For more information on a chicken eyelids and eyesight refer to the article: "Do You See What I See? 12 Fascinating Facts About Chicken Eyesight" by Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily.