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. 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 Songster

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    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. 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!
     
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  7. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie In the Brooder

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    I hope it isn't contagious!! Run little hens!
     
  8. 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 Songster

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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 Songster

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    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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