For science, we recently dissected a chicken wing and observed the skin, muscle, bones, tendon, and ligament. It was different than what I expected to be because halfway through the dissection, I started getting dizzy and I had to take a quick break but I thought that around the last section I used risk-taking skills to try and not to freak out.

I could see the arm extends the I can see the tricep contracts and the bicep relaxes but when I bend the wing, I can see that the bicep contracts and the tricep relax instead. The chicken was not very flexible and the skin was a bit bumpy but it felt slippery. The chicken wing and the human arm is pretty similar because we both have the bicep, tricep, humerus, radius, ulna and metacarpus. Probably the difference would be that chickens don’t have hands to hold things, chicken’s don’t have carpus (what we call as wrists) and we both have phalanges but we use them for different purposes. We use them to have fingers but chickens have them to keep the feathers attached to themselves. They have long tendon under the chicken’s shoulder to radius and ulna helps control the wind and also feathers to be able to fly. Although chickens can’t really fly so much because of their fat and muscles (we also saw fat glands while the dissection).

This is the time lapse of the skin removal