Silkie Hen Vent Problem Please Help!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cherndon712, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Ok, Snowball is almost 1 year. She has never laid an egg. I was looking her over today, and realized I screwed up!! I thought it was my roo, but actually her...
    Her vent is two holes, not just one...Any advice?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    External or internal ?? External there should only be one hole...a cloaca. Both the oviduct and the bowel empty separately out of the same hole externally. So if you are seeing the vent slightly open, there would be two holes on the inside....

    I'm sure someone with better info will pop in. See this pic

    http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/pub1276.htm

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  3. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Oh, no, it's definately 2 holes OUTSIDE...I have over 60 chickens, and she's the only one like this.
     

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