I have decided to begin a weekly series called Wisdom top top Wednesdays where ns hope to share with you part random trivia that I’ve learned during the week. It may not have actually anything to execute with pregnancy, childbirth or newborns, yet it will be interesting…

Let’s start off v something everyone has actually wondered about at some point in their lives.

You are watching: Do chickens lay eggs from their anus

Do chicken lay eggs the end their anus, their vagina, or is it some distinct egg hole?

Stephanie from Mama and also Baby Love discussed this through me last week. The conversation started when I mentioned that we’d gotten a chicken that Gabriel had named Bobby. Various other than being fairly confident that it demands food and also water, ns know virtually nothing around chickens.

We talked around chicken foods, watering systems, eggs, and also yep, (maybe due to the fact that we both room birth junkies?) what kind of hole does the egg come the end of.

I mean… is it the chicken’s butt? If so, the is a serious bad architecture because chicken poop smells favor rotten cigarette butts. I determined that the couldn’t be the butt, due to the fact that I know that chicken eggs room sterile as soon as laid. We determined to consult Google on the matter. Five yes, we discovered answers, but I felt that this time ignorance might really have been bliss.

Chickens do lay eggs out of their anus! But, it’s not as poor as friend think.


The egg, poop and urine (which because that a chicken isn’t a liquid) exits the end of the very same hole (aka, the vent, as you can see above).

BUT, once an egg comes out, the chicken’s Cloaca is turned inside out so that the egg can not come in contact with the intestines (fecal matter nastiness).

Here’s a attach for the entirety story.


I’m happy come report that egg laying is not a poor design.

Chicken poop does no come in contact with eggs, unless a chicken decides to walk in it and then placed her talons (that makes me think the Napoleon Dynamite) on she eggs.

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Stephanie says

August 3, 2011 in ~ 3:36 pm

I knew it!! the comes out of her butt! many thanks so lot for this great post!


Jason says

February 1, 2016 in ~ 12:36 am

I am just so glad it doesn’t come in contact with the chicken beetle matter yet damn it yes, really does come the end of the butt? Lmao


Dan clark says

July 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

You room an idiot lady. God to know what he is doing as soon as it involves laying an egg and taking a dump! It’s totally sanitary process.


Pam says

September 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

That’s no a an extremely “Godly” solution however ns was reasoning the very same thing around everything being designed perfectly and also harmoniously by our many high Creator!!!


Aron says

January 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

If god was such a great designer please explain cancer, earthquakes and extra chromosomes that reasons Down’s syndrome…


Donna says

August 8, 2018 in ~ 6:50 pm



Rudy says

October 28, 2017 at 10:39 am

If god knew what he to be doing, that would’ve provided the chicken a different channel for the egg instead of share a vent v the feces


Jill says

November 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Yes, “It’s famous that everything God ever made was perfectly sanitary,” said the polio virus. Lol


Nicole says

February 21, 2018 in ~ 12:42 pm

First off your religious beliefs is a sham. That is a very new religion compared to others no to mention it took many of it’s ingredient from various other religions what’s left is fantasy. Secondly her a hypocrite and a disgrace to her religion’s foundation.


Donna says

August 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

What’s faith is recorded as being older 보다 the scriptures Smart Alec? friend know, sooner or later you will bow prior to Him and also say that he mr of All. You might say , No WAY, or curse me the end now, however the scriptures says so. Soften your heart and stop being hateful and miserable come yourself and also to others.

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What’s the suggest in tearing others down? ns don’t criticize other religions, I simply promote mine, among the One True God who produced all. Friend don’t success hate over with hate, you victory it v love.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in truth you are doing.” Thessalonians 5:11


Slavo says

March 6, 2018 in ~ 12:24 pm

My grandma had actually chickens and I have the right to tell girlfriend that most of eggs a covered with ugly poop. Do you recognize who rather eat eggs?…….. A snake. Lol. I would likewise appreciate if milk was labeled “animal chest milk “. Enjoy consuming products made out of what comes the end of pets breasts and also ass.