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DO NOT LAUGH AT ME!!! IS TIS HEN TURNING INTO A ROOSTER?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Berynn, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    O.k. my friend told me that a hen can turn into a rooster. I saw her hen lay eggs, now she stopped and it looks like its turning into a rooster.

    WOW! NO JOKEN![​IMG]
     
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    They can certainly grow spurs which isnt exactly a healthy sign.
    Perhaps you have a rare breed that does change, wow!!!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    In what way does it look like it's turning into a rooster? I have a hen with spurs so that isn't a definite sign, if that's what you're seeing.
     
  4. Berynn

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    It is actually crowing, and is turning into a rooster, I am not joking, it is turning into a rooster.[​IMG]
     
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I had a hen who decided to start crowing, and she actually sounded better than some of the roosters!!
    She went broody on 1 egg and I took the baby after hatching.
    About a week later she would crow every morning 5,6, 8 times.
    After about 3 weeks she started back laying and the crowing stopped.
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you got a pic so we can have a look at her/him!!!
    Im sure ive also had a hen start to crow half heartedly, perhaps we can teach them to talk like a cockatoo!!now would that be fun!
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2007
  7. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope it isn't contagious!! Run little hens!
     
  8. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read that in some cases, if you don't have a rooster, a hen will take on the characteristics. If you get a rooster, the hen will revert.
     
  9. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! A hen turning into a rooster!

    I'm very interested about this phenomena. But, chickens are not the only one who does that: the clownfish also can! But, chickens are no clownfish, so this isn't normal. I'm sorry about your hen!
     
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Maybe the genetic engineers couldn't find all the DNA sequence from their samples, so they filled in with frog DNA?

    Saw that in a movie once... [​IMG]
     

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