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Chicken Organs: Gizzard

Get an inside look at your chicken’s anatomy to understand what keeps it pecking around the barnyard.

Text and graphic design by Rachael Brugger, Associate Web Editor


Gizzard
The gizzard, or ventriculus, grinds food traveling from the proventriculus, where digestion began. It contains a thick lining to protect the chicken’s muscles. Gizzards are edible to humans, offering a boost of protein and potassium. Back»

 

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