Vent

Small and Backyard Flocks November 02, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

A bird's vent is the outside opening of the cloaca, through which the digestive, excretory, and reproductive tracts empty.

Figure 1. Vent of a chicken. Source: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky.

 

 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.