Do chickens have stomach acid?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by supdude, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    i know the gizzard grinds up the food but do chickens have the same HCl as humans? and if they do, is it as acidic as humans? i want to know if the nail my chicken ate can pass thru his system or dissolved in his stomach
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Their stomach is very similar to ours and swine. So I imagine it will pass. Regardless, any vet procedure is going to cost more than the bird is worth (at least monetarily); so I would take a "wait and see" approach.
     
  3. Spiderduck

    Spiderduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey what has happened to your chicken.

    Something simliar is happening to mines
    It would help a great deal if you tell me
     

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