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#1 2008-08-04 23:37:15

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Chickens Internal Parts

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#2 2009-01-04 22:57:17

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

Pretty "Gutsy" post LOL

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#3 2009-08-28 23:43:12

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

I would love to know how the crop and the gizzard work.  Maybe there is somewhere around here that has that discussion.  Guess the chicken doesn't have a stomach, smiling.  Have a wonderful day, CynthiaM.


Two breeding groups of large fowl -- blue, splash and black cochins and buff orpingtons.     Located one half hour north of Vernon.  Also a keeper of the honeybees.

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#4 2009-08-29 02:28:09

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

The crop stores the food the chicken eats until the gizzard is ready to grind it fine enough for the intestine to absorb it or digest it and convert it  to energy and material to build and maintain the body.  Humans take food directly into the stomach where it is broken down by acids and enzymes before it passes into the intestine for absorbsion.   We'd have a hard time on a diet of whole grain.  Most of it would pass right through our system - like "corn on the cob". 

I chicken also needs access to grit and small stones to act as the grinding agent in the gizzard.  Next time you process a chicken, cut open its gizzard.  Sometimes you'll even find things like marbles and beads in it or even Aunt Mary's long lost diamond.

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#5 2009-08-29 02:42:49

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

mellomeadow wrote:

Sometimes you'll even find things like marbles and beads in it or even Aunt Mary's long lost diamond.

Beautiful information, thank you.  I wonder if I would find my lost ring, smiling.  So the plot thickens....how does the grit, pebbles, or what have you, "know" to go to the gizzard and stay there.  I find that the more that I find out about stuff, the more questions that I will need to ask to completely understand.  Sometimes I truly drive myself nuts with queries, and I am sure that that shoe also fits on many people that know me, and know how much I "need to know".  Guess that is why the tattoo on my ankle is the symbol for "quest for knowledge" of the tribe of African people, known as the Akan.  Well, well.....more questions, more answers, yay!!  Have a most beautiful day, CynthiaM.


Two breeding groups of large fowl -- blue, splash and black cochins and buff orpingtons.     Located one half hour north of Vernon.  Also a keeper of the honeybees.

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#6 2009-08-29 05:52:25

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

Are ducks exactly the same?

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#7 2009-08-29 15:22:40

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

Giddyup wrote:

Are ducks exactly the same?

Here's the link to what Wikipedia has to say about gizzards :   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizzard

Last edited by mellomeadow (2009-08-29 15:24:09)

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#8 2013-02-16 22:24:34

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From: Horsefly, BC
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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

great educational post, for me and the kids, thank you ! 

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#9 2013-02-17 00:18:44

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

So much good information, even with my glasses off lol  :goodpost:

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#10 2016-02-23 14:32:33

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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

:Bump:


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#11 2017-02-15 17:18:41

suz953
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Registered: 2012-06-11
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Re: Chickens Internal Parts

Very interesting.  I've seen the innards hundreds of times, but never knew the name of most of the parts.

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