The Digestive System

The Digestive System
The digestive system of a chicken has some similarities and some distinct differences to the human digestive system. In this article, we will explore this marvelous system, how it is put together, and how it works. The alimentary canal, or food tube, travels through the whole digestive system. Through this tube we will follow a kernel of corn as it travels from the beak to the vent. The changes that occur are the magic of the digestive system. Did you ever hear that old saying, “Scarcer than hen’s teeth?” Something that is so scarce as to be non-existent? Well, that is where we start our journey through the digestive system of our feathered friend, the chicken. The mouth of our bird is called a beak. It has no teeth, at least, it hasn’t for the past 80 million years. When Henrietta the hen picks up her kernel of corn, it

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