Why people, or chickens like music is an evolutionary mystery. The article examines some theories about our attraction to music and some research on how animals react to tonal and atonal compositions.
Herzog, Harold, 2011. Why do Chicks Like Music? Why Does Anyone? 'Animals and Us,' Psychology Today, 31 October. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/201110/why-do-chicks-music-why-does-any-one