- Sep 24, 2013
He crows, has grown enormous, has stopped laying eggs and is now mounting a hen and pulling out her feathers. What to do?
The rooster is about 2 years old, and we believe it was laying eggs for some 5 months once we adopted it. We saw it laying its blue eggs...Thanks for asking...How long was this chicken actively an egg layer? How old is this bird? How many other hens do you have? How old are they? Is it not possible one of them has been laying the eggs since they usually all lay in the same nest?
Thank YOU immensely...It is possible, (I don't know how rare) for a hen to transform into a rooster. It's when the left ovary stops working and the right takes over. If you are worried about your hens being bullied you can try to isolate your now new rooster! It's a hormonal thing, unless you can find a vet to administer hormones to make a hen again, you really can't do anything. Good luck! Here's an article to read: https://www.livescience.com/13514-sex-change-chicken-gertie-hen-bertie-cockerel.html