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Chicken Organs: Proventriculus

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


Chicken proventriculus
Proventriculus
Digestion begins in the proventriculus, otherwise known as the chicken’s “true stomach.” Hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes are added here to food coming from the crop, but the food is not yet ground up. The proventriculus passes food to the gizzard. Back»

 

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