Where do eggs come from? Dumb Question I know

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alecia, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Alecia

    Alecia In the Brooder

    May 25, 2007
    Fallentimber, PA
    I am wondering if two of my larger hens might be roosters. I was also wondering if the vent is basically the same as the "poop shoot" and if not, could I tell if my hens are roosters if they are "ventless?" I would appreciate any insight.


    Stupid in Fallentimber
  2. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Songster

    Apr 2, 2007
    Oviedo, FL
    Im no expert, but I think they all look the same from the outside. Unless they are vent sexed as a peeper, you have to wait and see. If you post a picture some of the smart peeps here might be able to tell ya!


    btw....there are no dumb questions [​IMG] Weve all been where you hehe.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Can you post pictures of the hen (or roos)? The vent is the "poop shoot" and it's also where the eggs come from AND it's what they mate from. Confused? Me too.

    Here's a good site that explains chicken mating.

    Did I answer your question?
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    That was very informative!
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    The easiest way to explain it is there are two "chutes": one for eggs and one for poop. There is one hole (the vent) but there is a valve that will block one "chute" while the other is doing it's thing. So, yes, they come out the same hole, but not from the same place. Confused? Yeah, I don't blame you!
  6. Alecia

    Alecia In the Brooder

    May 25, 2007
    Fallentimber, PA
    You are ALL so awesome. I just laughed my "poop shoot/chute" off!!! I am embarrassed to say that 1) I don't have any pictures of my sweeties yet and 2) I wouldn't even know how to post a picture if I did. I do understand alot better now about the chute thing though. I never knew about their special "valve" how cool is that. I probably shouldn't even have chickens knowing so little about them. I hope they survive in spite of me. Oh not really, they are just more complex than I knew. But I do know that I love them and want them to do well. I guess I'll just have to get some pictures and learn to post them or wait until I hear that "cock a doodle doo" one fine morning.

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