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What is the bump on the front of a chickens chest? (the gulet?)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rebecca10782, May 23, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    I thought my chicken had a tumor, but both of them have it. Is that there gulet?
     
  2. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crop.
     
  3. thewobsers

    thewobsers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe its called a crop... my chicks get the same bump after they have eaten.
    does it stay the same size always or does it change after they eat?
     
  4. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    I think it stays the same size. So what is a crop? And where is there gulet?
     
  5. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crop will change in size. Its bigger after they eat, and will deflate a bit as it digests.
    As for what it technically does...im not real sure <grin>

    When I first noticied with on my first peepers, I thought I had deformed chickens LOL They were lopsided [​IMG] I soon learned that it was a sign of a very full baby. [​IMG]
     
  6. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crop holds food.

    As for the gulet, I don't know. Did you mean pullet?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess gullet, with two L's, is another name for the esophagus.
     
  8. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Gullet is another name for the esophagus.
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Darn, too slow.[​IMG]
     
  10. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't anyone say "craw" anymore??

    Steve [​IMG]
     

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