Keep Your Bird’s Digestive System Healthy

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A Birds Digestive System
The residual tiny sac is the Meckel's diverticulum. Very little enzymatic digestion takes place in the caeca, but nutrients are absorbed very well. The structure and function of the crop has evolved into varied shapes and sizes, as a result of the various food types eaten. Crop impaction also can occur when a chicken free-ranges on a pasture of tough, fibrous vegetation or eats long pieces of string. Built to peck - Segment 2.

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