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Do chickens pee?

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I was wondering if chickens urinate, or do they just do number two?  Or do they combine eliminations and roll all into one "ball" so to speak?  Come to think of it I have never seen any bird urinate so I am curious about this aspect of chicken and perhaps other bird biology.

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They don't pee like mammals, rather put their crystal urates into that little white cap you see on their poo.

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post #3 of 9

I have never seen mine pee ..
Im assuming it all comes out together .. Ive seen alot of that stuff sad

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When I see mine Pee I tell them to leave the lid up, lau hehehehe, sorry couldn't help myself. They expell their urine through their droppings, the white stuff on the top is Urine.

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post #5 of 9

Chickens' "pee" is solid, like other birds. It's the whitish portion of their droppings.
These solid urates are a  much more weight efficient way of excreting waste from the bloodstream than the system mammals use; birds have many similar weight efficient adaptations (like hollow bones, for example).

post #6 of 9

Everything happens at the cloaca. It is latin for sewer. ev-er-y-th-ing.

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Originally Posted by al6517 

When I see mine Pee I tell them to leave the lid up, lau hehehehe, sorry couldn't help myself. They expell their urine through their droppings, the white stuff on the top is Urine.

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I HATE when mine leave the lid UP!!!  tongue

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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