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post #1 of 7
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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?

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Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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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!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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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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