Chicken Mating : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Some friends and I are having an argument as to how chickens do in fact have sex. And whether Chickens have penises or Cloacas(sic) or if it something entirely new. I hope that you will be able to clear up this problem for us. Thank you for any information you are able to provide. Paul

-- Paul Jomanahanas (, September 27, 2001


Roosters do not have penises. A rooster and a hen mate by making contact with each other's cloaca's and he passes the sperm to her that way. Works well enough though I understand the true rumpless Aurucana breeds have some difficulty because the lack of a tail on the hen makes it difficult for the rooster to successfully mount.


-- Live Oak (, September 27, 2001.

My sister-in-law thinks that the hen lays the egg and then the rooster comes along and set on it to fertilize it. I laugh everytime I think of her saying that.

-- r.h. in okla. (, September 27, 2001.

Ok, but ducks DO have a penis, don't they? Kind of a corkscrew-y lookin' thing? I know I've seen SOMETHING poking out when they get up on the girl ducks.

-- Shannon at Grateful Acres Animal Sanctuary (, September 28, 2001.

Shannon, you mean you watch???

-- Ardie from WI (, September 28, 2001.

Heck, when my ducks and chickens are mating my children who are 8 & 11 tell me, "Mom, don't look out there the chicken are doin' it again!"

-- Emily in central Ky. (, September 28, 2001.

The answer to your question:

How It's Done

-- ~Rogo (, September 28, 2001.

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