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Do chickens have stomach acid?

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

  1. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    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

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    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

    Jul 16, 2017
    Peterborough uk
    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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