Anatomy of the Chicken Learning Resource

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This unique presentation of colour transparencies shows the fundamental structure and anatomy of the chicken, as they may be observed during a dissection study.

The colours are intended to aid identification and not to represent the true colours of the organs and parts.

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The artwork for this resource was drawn by leading medical illustrator George Schwenk, from dissection specimens prepared by Ward’s Natural Science Establishment.

The development of the digital version of the Anatomy of the Chicken was sponsored by the Australian Poultry CRC.

Originally produced by Merck Chemical Division and Merck Sharp and Dohme International in 1964.

Permission to reproduce the images obtained from Merial Australia Pty Ltd.

If you have any questions about Anatomy of the Chicken, email [email protected] or call the Poultry CRC on +61 2 6773 3767.

See also


External links

  • Virtual Chicken is a 3-D animation of the reproductive system of a hen, showing the formation of an egg as it passes through the oviduct. Viewers will see and explore the oviduct and follow the path of the egg.
  • The Chook Book provides an introduction to home flock management. It has been developed as a guide for the correct rearing and feeding of laying hens.
  • Wikimedia Commons, Category:Chicken_anatomy