About two weeks ago now that my dear rooster Thor passed away. I've tried introducing a new cockerel to the now 3 year old hens; they're not interested. Yesterday I went out to the orchard to call the girls in. The minute they saw me, three of the girls squatted. I tried to explain to them. If they want a rooster, they're going to have to settle for a real rooster. I'm not one.