I was thinking the same thing! But maybe geese? Or even dog - ok no
longer gizzard action but digestion? If they were bone rather than
ceramic I would have said dog digestion for at least a couple of them.
Thanks to those who have chipped in already - any other ideas?
On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Naomi Sykes
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> Hi Peter,
> How big are your chickens?! I've never seen ours swallow anything quite so large...but I'd like to see them try...
> Cheers, Naomi
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> Subject: [ZOOARCH] gastrolith/gizzard stones
> Hi all,
> A colleague of mine has come across a number of interesting pieces of
> ceramic that he suspects were used by domestic fowl as
> gastroliths/gizzard stones. Has anyone else encountered these or come
> across a publication identifying and describing these? Everything I've
> seen only deals with typical stone versions, not ceramics.
> I've uploaded a photo of a few examples on Zoobook:
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