Egg and Poop Hole; The Same?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Salt and Light, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel really stupid asking this question, but curious minds want to know.

    When I butcher my meat birds, I only observe one orifice on the rear end of the bird. So, this leads me to the question; Does the egg and poop travel the same path?
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They only come out the same opening at the end. Completely different paths until then. [​IMG]
     
  3. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but I reallly doubt that. [​IMG] I definitely think they travel different paths, lol
     
  4. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, where is the female reproductive path in a chicken, or for that matter a rooster? What makes this so funny is that I work in the medical field and have done full-body cadaver dissection. But (no pun intended), I can't figure out this chicken thing? LOL
     
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  5. SproutGirl

    SproutGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The internal systems for making the eggs and making the poop are different (thank God!), but chickens only have one external opening, which is called the vent. So, the eggs and the poop both come out of the one and same hole, it's true! Yum yum, huh?

    Also, for roosters, there is only one opening, which is also called the vent.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    No vaginal opening, sad to say. Haven't watched Fried Green Tomatoes? [​IMG]

    "I don't understand that man, won't sit next to a colored child but he'll eat eggs, come straight out a chicken's a$$!"
     
  7. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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