High details of crop anatomy

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mavrik, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Mavrik

    Mavrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure where to post this, so...

    I'm looking for a highly detailed description of how the crop works and/or 3D pictures. What I like to know is HOW it moves food from the crop to the stomach and it's actual layout. The pictures I've seen a tube enters top and bottom, this seems food would flow thought.
     
  2. Chocobo

    Chocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My, very basic, understanding of the crop is that it is not so much a tube as it is a pouch.
    The wild ancestors of chickens had to constantly be on the lookout for predators so when a food source was found they would gorge themselves and fill up the their crop before retreating into safety.
    The crop would store the food and slowly move it to the stomach as needed for digestion.
    If any of this is wrong someone please correct me.
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  3. HorseFeatherz NV

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  4. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:VERY NICE article! Thanks!

    - JC
     
  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for sharing! Very good and informative article!
     
  6. TulsaFeathers

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    This article was very informative. Thank you for adding it to this post. [​IMG]
     
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

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    You are all most welcome [​IMG]


    Their systems are an incredible thing - and it really is helpful to know what is going on in their little bodies.
     
  8. tclegg

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    Quote:Thank you--I appreciate the info...[​IMG]
     

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