do chickens urinate

Posted by: Anonymous

do chickens urinate - 06/29/05 12:13 AM

do chickens urinate
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: do chickens urinate - 06/29/05 12:31 AM

Yep, ever see the white stuff in their poop? Well thats it.
-Andrew
Posted by: Bill Ludwig

Re: do chickens urinate - 06/29/05 03:11 AM

Yes and no. Andrew is correct that the white stuff is urate salts however to urinate would indicate a liquid excretion which chickens do not do. The difference becomes important when it comes to the chickens ability to flush its system. Thatís why too much salt or other electrolytes can become a poison in a chickens body.

Bill L
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: do chickens urinate - 06/29/05 04:24 AM

well i saw one of my hens squert out a clear liquid with little white bits in it. does anyone know what this was

cheers midge
Posted by: Pierre

Re: do chickens urinate - 06/29/05 08:08 AM

was it hot out?
Posted by: Bill Ludwig

Re: do chickens urinate - 06/29/05 03:53 PM

I think Pierre is headed for this but chickens will squirt water out the vent when they drink a large amount such as when they are trying to keep cool.

Bill L
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: do chickens urinate - 06/30/05 01:38 AM

thanks it was quite hot so that would probably be it

cheers midge