Looked Like a Hen {graphic pic}

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gjamesi, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. gjamesi

    gjamesi Out Of The Brooder

    I frequently take in backyarders 2 yr old pets that stop laying. I let them free range and weed and many start laying every other day so it's good. Some don't so after a couple of month I process them.
    Did up a couple today and this one had a Surprise. I have no idea as to it's parentage.
    Not the best picture but too late now.
    No ovaries there.
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    Does this happen often ?
  2. Snow bunny

    Snow bunny Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2015

    Like you said, it does look like a hen.

    Now, my friend has a lot of hens and 10 roosters. She had a pair of the most beautiful colored hens up until nearly one year old. Now one of them is a rooster. Well looks like a rooster and crows like one, but 'it' still looks like a hen. This bird has tried to 'mate' with other girls too. It is most odd.

    Maybe this is what has happened here.

    I am not joking either.
  3. gjamesi

    gjamesi Out Of The Brooder

    This one acted like a hen for the last 9 weeks and was told when I got it that it was over 2 years old. Just curious.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Certainly looked like a hen. Maybe its ovaries atrophied somehow?
  5. animalgrl

    animalgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2015
    Curious. I just lost one of my girls and sent her off for necropsy. She was definintely a hen, but at 11 months old had never laid an egg. She basically had ovarian tissue but no developed ovary where her ovary should have been. So I guess these things do happen. Do you know if your girl was ever a layer?
  6. gjamesi

    gjamesi Out Of The Brooder

  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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