How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System

How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, and they require some different things to maintain a healthy digestive system. Let’s look at some common issues found in a chicken’s digestive system, and I’ll give you a few facts you can apply to your flock’s feeding plan. Where Are The Teeth? As many of you may know, chickens don’t eat the same as mammals. Being a prey animal, they’ve got some handy features to their digestive system. One big difference between chickens and mammals is that chickens don’t chew. Mastication (crushing of food) is handled inside the digestive tract without teeth, which is why chickens don’t have teeth. Chicken Digestive System Facts Chickens still need to grind up their food, and since they don’t have teeth, they have

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