BR pee question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pinenot, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every time I pick up my barred rocks they pee (clear liquid, not poo). I have never had any of my other breeds do this. Do any of you get this with your rocks???
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not quite sure what's going on with your birds but as far as I know birds don't pee-not even Barred Rocks
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, its probably liquidy poo without the solids interspersed. They don't have a renal system like we do so they can't "pee"
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think so...I just wanted to see if anyone elses birds do this. Do you think something is wrong??
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Probably not. I bet they are just so nervous they splorted on you.
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen that does it every time I pick her up. I have to face her out for a minute before holding her close [​IMG]
     
  7. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eww . . . I hope I never get a chicken like that. :eek:
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    None of my 11 BR's do this.
     
  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Our BR, Pheobe, did this when she was little. Her droppings were filled with liquid but has solids in a little clump in the middle. She did it all the time, not when we picked her up. But now she's grown up and perfectly fine, a very mellow good layer!
     
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  10. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Errrr......

    Birds do indeed have renal systems (kidneys), and they do indeed "pee". What they don't have is a bladder. The pee and poo mixes together in the cloaca, and is usually released at the same time. USUALLY -- not always.

    Here's a simple chicken anatomy diagram --

    http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/pics/anatomy.jpg

    Amazondoc -- DVM
     

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