Really embarrassing anatomy question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Okay, so I had a conversation about eggs with my mom over the weekend. I was under the impression that they come out the vent of the chicken and that poop came from the same place. My mother insisted that while the general location is the same, the egg comes from a different hole than the poop comes from. Please clear this up for me. From whence cometh the egg?
     
  2. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens only have one hole. You are correct, they both come out the same external hole. The different tubes are inside the chicken and merge into one tract before passing out of the chicken. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Poo and eggs come out the vent, but behind and inside of the vent, is one tube to the guts, and one tube to the reproductive tract.
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Thanks! I was pretty sure there was only one hole back there. I appreciate you clearing this up.
    Mom and I will chat tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Use this:
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    As you can see, there's just one exit. I believe that all birds have similar anatomy, with just a cloaca (aka vent) as the exit point for both body waste and reproductive stuff.
     
  6. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:phew, i'm glad to know where the eye is now [​IMG]
     
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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  8. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about the anatomy of the rooster? is it the same?
     
  9. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love that pic Jenns!!
     
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    Quote:Except for the reproductive plumbing....basically the same. [​IMG]
     

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