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Originally Posted by CaradineCousins View Post

We are raising our first flock of 15 chicks and I am very new to this can you please tell me what a "crop" is, thanks

It might be helpful to you if you look online at the anatomy of a chicken. it's so very different and interesting! After a chicken eats the food is stored in a "pouch" or better known as a CROP..it is high on the breast and will bulge when full. you can actually FEEL the seed in the crop. it is slowly digested from the crop. Chickens don't have teeth to chew so the food is ground up from the gizzard. This is why grit later on is essential. the grit helps the gizzard "chew" the food. Chickens also have more than two lungs or air sacks to breathe. it's very interesting. Hope this helps. smile.png They are very different creatures!!!!
Edited by realsis - 3/19/16 at 4:47am