Cloaca

Small and Backyard Flocks November 01, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

The cloaca is the portion of the avian anatomy where the digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts converge.

Figure 1. Digestive and reproductive tracts of a female chicken, ending in the cloaca. Source: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky

Figure 2. Digestive and reproductive tracts of a male chicken, ending in the cloaca. Source: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky