Sumatra Rooster "ugly Duckling" can anyone help with this

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Missquinn, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Missquinn

    Missquinn New Egg

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    This Roo has been different from day one tho he now looks like the others when they were chics he was much taller, longer neck and reall looked like a duck. In the picture if you notice seems his chest is where his stomache should be and where his chest should be is round and large "my dad said looks like should be his goozle" either way he has grown just fine and seems to be normal. Any ideas of what this may be?

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens do not have a stomach. The food goes in the mouth and down the throat to the crop (the lump in the picture) where it starts to get ground up. If you take his food away for a few hours, you will notice that the lump will go down. All is normal with this chick.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    GOOZLE ??????
     
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  4. Missquinn

    Missquinn New Egg

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  5. Missquinn

    Missquinn New Egg

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    lol not sure just what my dad said
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    He probably meant gizzard, not "goozle."

    What you're seeing is the crop, it's more or less the "holding sack" before the proventriculus (where chemicals help break down food) before going into the gizzard to be manually crushed down.
     

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