I was told by a friend that the hens are the ones that decide wether to lay a female or a male egg. I thought this might be true because the eggs I bout from her came froma flock of two drakes and one of them was very mean to the girls. He would grab them by the back of their head like he was going to breed them but he would never step on. He would just bite and tug. Eventually all the hens left the mean drake for the romancing drake. All the eggs collected from these hen ended up being drakes except for 3 (out of the 14 that hatched). I just want some hens. I would like to get some eggs form her again but I haven't had the best of luck with getting hens from her. However, the mean drake was removed from the flock and "retired". Since then she has added about five more hens from other locations and intigrated different drakes. So. What do you think? Does the hen choose what sex she lays?