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¿Silly Chick Question?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mjdtexan, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    I have seen my chick go poop but never pee. I havent checked out their "equipment" that closely but I cant recall seeing anything like that on them. ¿What gives?
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Birds do not pee like mammls do. They're "urnine" is mixed in with their poo which is why it seems watery sometimes. It's not like ours and they don't have a bladder. Song birds are like this too, it's just how they work.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    You just weren't looking close enough mjd! [​IMG]
    If you look at their poo, the white part is the urine.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Another dear friend on this board reminded me that I used to ask questions like that.... Seriously, when I was first here I had NO clue about chickens.

    The others are right, it all comes from the same opening, including the eggs. Chickens really are weird, right?
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    mjd that is great as i wondered that for a long time and asked my 97 year old father in law and he got a good laugh.

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