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My Hen Turned into a Rooster!!???
4 years ago I bought 25 Production Red hens from a mail order hatchery. They have been faithful layers and bug catchers. Over time their numbers have dwindled due to old age and the occasional predator but a few of the matriarchs are still around.
I was watching them scratch and peck at bugs the other day and I noticed I had what seemed to be a Red Rooster, with small spurs crowing and strutting around but something about its feathers didn't look quite right!?
Perplexed I did what any rational person would do and went to Google and typed in the words "Can a Hen Turn into a rooster?"
I found out that a hen can in-fact turn into a rooster
Certain medical conditions can cause a chicken's left ovary to regress. Without a functional left ovary, the dormant right sex organ may begin to grow, and then hen will appear to turn into a rooster, but from my research they will remain sterile.