Do chickens pee?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fiddleblue, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. fiddleblue

    fiddleblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen mine pee ..
    Im assuming it all comes out together .. Ive seen alot of that stuff [​IMG]
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    When I see mine Pee I tell them to leave the lid up, [​IMG] 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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  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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).
     
  6. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Everything happens at the cloaca. It is latin for sewer. ev-er-y-th-ing.
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:I HATE when mine leave the lid UP!!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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