Do chickens poop and lay eggs out of the same hole

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rooster#3, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Rooster#3

    Rooster#3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it is a stupid question but Do they?
     
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    Yes.
     
  3. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  4. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what I have read, and i am no expert by any means,... yes, but the egg tube inverts to allow for the egg to pass, then reverts for poo... basically, the poo and egg do not ever go down the same tube. ( my interpretation may be off, so i am interested to read what others say about it)
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Yes, that sounds right. The exit opening is the same, but they come from different routes inside (obviously eggs aren't part of the digestive tract), and only one "route" would be used at a time. So if an egg ever has poop on it, it happened afterwards. At least that's MY understanding...
     
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  6. Hope119

    Hope119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How true is that? One of our pullets always has poop on her eggs, while eggs are in clean nests and other eggs don't have poop. It feels like the poop got on them while inside the hen.
     
  7. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think the poop gets on them while they are straining to lay....
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, poop on the eggs happens because they step on them or brush them with dirty feet, or they poop before or after laying. When a chicken is laying, it cannot possibly poop at the same time. [​IMG]
     
  9. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Backyard Poultry Magazine had an article on this complete with illustrations. I don't know if you can find it on line or not. It is the same hole but not the same tube and when an egg is laid the poop port is closed off. I know I am repeating what others have said.....that's cause there are smart folks on here and they didn't need to read an article like I did. (It's kinda like male anatomy when you think about it....they excrete 2 different substances from the same orifice but not at the same time.) Glad God rigged both these critters up so both functions could not go on at the same time....just saying.
     
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  10. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (It's kinda like male anatomy when you think about it....they excrete 2 different substances from the same orifice but not at the same time.) Glad God rigged both these critters up so both functions could not go on at the same time....just saying.

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