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Is it true that if you don't have a rooster with hens do one of the hens turn into a rooster or is this a myth my husband thinks that they do?smile

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Usually they don't.  big_smile

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There is no way for a pullet (young female) or a hen (older female) to turn into a rooster.    Many times a dominant hen will "crow" if there is now rooster around.   We have had two hens that have done that before we got roosters.  But they are very much still hens, and they still lay.   Hope that clears it up. 

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Proud Mama of 4 Lav Orps, 2 BCM, 7 EE, 4 BR, 6 LB, 4 Aus, 1 Wel, 4 BO, 12 WH, 4 runners, 4 Alpaca, 1 chinchilla, 1 Sheltie, 1 Pom, 2 Jap Chin/Maltese, 2 girls and 1 boy.

1Co 12:26  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
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Smack yer husband upside the head!  smack

Of course they don't.  Someone in the flock just might take over  the "head hen" role, though.  Occasionally a hen will crow.  But she remains female and lays eggs.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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