Can a Rooster ever lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flock-mama, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this sounds stupid but I am not an expert so here it is. I was asked by a young man if a Rooster could ever lay an egg? I told him no, I never heard of a rooster ever laying an egg. Any coments? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] When I say that out loud it makes me laugh!
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    ummm.. unless that rooster is actually a hen then yes! [​IMG]
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    VERY RARELY chickens can sex change themselves. Sometimes you get these sort of crossing the gender line chooks. I would think those sort of qualify, but as I said, it would have to be a pretty rare situation.

    And some hens will crow, especially if they had a rooster with them, and then he is gone. It is as if they miss him and are honoring him somehow.

    Freaky, I know. [​IMG]
     
  4. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I told him too. We were looking at 2 1/2 week olds and he asked. Thanks for input. It will be hard not to tease him about this. [​IMG]
     
  5. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only if they move to Hollywood where those Doctors are.
     
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  6. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

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    LOL @ spatcher!
     
  7. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They don't change sex to the extent that they develop new reproductive organs; they experience a change in hormone levels which changes their appearance, in particular their plumage and behaviour.
     
  9. oldegger

    oldegger Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well I going to check With Homeland Security in the morning and have them due a passport check on my rir roo see if he been out there for a little snip and tuck
     
  10. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] This is great!
     

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