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Looked Like a Hen {graphic pic}

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I frequently take in backyarders 2 yr old pets that stop laying. I let them free range and weed and many start laying every other day so it's good. Some don't so after a couple of month I process them.

Did up a couple today and this one had a Surprise. I have no idea as to it's parentage.

Not the best picture but too late now.

No ovaries there.

WT@

Does this happen often ?

post #2 of 7

Hi,

 

Like you said, it does look like a hen. 

 

Now, my friend has a lot of hens and 10 roosters.  She had a pair of the most beautiful colored hens up until nearly one year old.  Now one of them is a rooster.  Well looks like a rooster and crows like one, but 'it' still looks like a hen.  This bird has tried to 'mate' with other girls too.  It is most odd.

 

Maybe this is what has happened here.

 

I am not joking either.

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Hi,

Like you said, it does look like a hen. 

Now, my friend has a lot of hens and 10 roosters.  She had a pair of the most beautiful colored hens up until nearly one year old.  Now one of them is a rooster.  Well looks like a rooster and crows like one, but 'it' still looks like a hen.  This bird has tried to 'mate' with other girls too.  It is most odd.

Maybe this is what has happened here.

I am not joking either.
This one acted like a hen for the last 9 weeks and was told when I got it that it was over 2 years old. Just curious.
post #4 of 7

Certainly looked like a hen. Maybe its ovaries atrophied somehow?

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #5 of 7

Curious.  I just lost one of my girls and sent her off for necropsy.  She was definintely a hen, but at 11 months old had never laid an egg.  She basically had ovarian tissue but no developed ovary where her ovary should have been.  So I guess these things do happen.  Do you know if your girl was ever a layer? 

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.  Do you know if your girl was ever a layer? 

No I don't, but I could find no evidence that it had ever had eggs.

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