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john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 8:09 pm    Post subject: Defunct Chicken  Reply with quote    

The boss died yesterday

Found her dead in the hen house

She had taken on the role of cockerel, trying to mate with the others

Might that have anything to do with it?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

probably a dominance thing ,possibly a gay chook,maybe hormonal

demise in dominants tends to be sooner than in subordinates due to the extra effort of being queen

having a rooster puts the effort of the crown on him rather than a layer having to lay and keep order but it isnt always ok with the crowing etc

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It can be something to do with their ovaries stopping working, I think. You do get a bit of a dominance thing going on sometimes if there's no cock bird, though.

kirstyfern



Joined: 03 Jan 2010
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Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ovarian tumour

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's the one!

(Hello Kirstyfern! )

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