what happens to the small stones after use..do they poop them out

freefly

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 8, 2008
54
1
39
Guam
I never see stones in thier poop. So what happens them. I see them going in they eat losts of little stones but what happen to them
 

ridgrats

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 12, 2008
52
0
39
Royston, GA
The grit (stones) go into the gizzard and are used to grind the chickens feed into a digestible size before it enters the stomach for digestion. The grit is slowly worn/ground away by this action. It does exit the body through the birds droppings but is small enough to be undetectable or it is absorbed as usable minerals.

Rodney
 

willheveland

Songster
11 Years
Jan 29, 2008
946
22
174
southern tier,NY
Quote:
Think about it like having a handfull of small stones in your closed hand and rolling them around grinding into each other,eventually they with grind away to sand. Will
 

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