Chicken and Egg Anatomy 101

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MissPrissy, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I thought it would be a good idea to have the anatomy of chickens and eggs available to help some of those new to chickens be able to identify and describe things.

    Actually any of us that raise chickens should know the proper terms for their anatomy.

    Hope this is helpful to everyone.

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    *I will update this post as I find things of interest.
     
  2. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! [​IMG]

    Please don't say that we are going to be tested on this! :eek:


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  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool- thanks for posting that! Question... where do they store the grit? In the crop or in the gizzard?
    Stacey
     
  4. ChickMomma

    ChickMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Please note that there is no brain labeled on the chicken! I know that you just found these pictures somewhere but I think it is interesting that they left that out.

    I am pretty sure they store grit in the crop but dont hold me to that!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do have a detailed drawing of the brain I just didn't include it. It seemed like a waste of space and bandwidth. LOL
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Miss Prissy, I wouldn't think a diagram of a chicken brain would take much bandwidth, space or even much ink to draw... I mean there are only two sections - the bug catching part and the grape-detecting part.
     
  7. ChickMomma

    ChickMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I would have to agree with Buff Hooligans! LOL I just find it interesting that they labeled the eye and have space to point to the brain but chose not to. [​IMG]
     
  8. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grit is stored in the gizzard. It is used by the gizzard to break down food such as corn or grains so it is digestible. The gizzard is essentially a large muscle that uses the grit to grind food.
     

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