Overview of Anatomy

Chicken Anatomy

This illustration is a helpful primer on the basic anatomy of chickens.

Chicken Anatomy.pdf

If you are raising chickens for eggs, an understanding of the female avian reproductive system is essential for recognizing problems that may occur and taking action to correct them. This eXtension article offers a detailed overview of this anatomical system.


AVIAN REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM - FEMALE

Written by : Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky For anyone interested in raising chickens for eggs, whether for eating or incubation, an understanding of the female avian reproductive system is essential for recognizing problems that may occur and taking action to correct them.

This video by the Auburn University Department of Poultry Science offers another overview of the female avian reproductive system.

Why Do Hens Stop Laying?

Now that you have a better understanding of the anatomy and reproductive system of chickens, you can better determine what may be affecting egg production using this article from the University of Florida Extension.

Factors Affecting Egg Production.PDF