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Oh no... my chicks have tiny little nub's on their legs!

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It's the best I could do with a squirming squawking chick.  They all have these teeny tiny little nubs on their ankles, please PLEASE don't tell me all 4 of my chicks are boys..... sad

My chicks are growing every day, we bought an old rabbit hutch that we will make some adjustment's on and turn it into a cozy coop for our girls!
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My chicks are growing every day, we bought an old rabbit hutch that we will make some adjustment's on and turn it into a cozy coop for our girls!
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post #2 of 9

nope your safe.. those teeny nubs do not mean that you definately have roos.... pullets will have little bumps too...

"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter....Which luckily I am"

- Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

 

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"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter....Which luckily I am"

- Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

 

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post #3 of 9

Pullets and roos have nubs as babies, but I noticed the nubs on my roos got noticably  longer after a few weeks. Good luck!!!  big_smile

2 dogs, 3 cats, 17 ducks, 2 geese, 1 turkey, a lot of  chickens, several tropical fish, and 3 goldfish! This is one crazy little farm!
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2 dogs, 3 cats, 17 ducks, 2 geese, 1 turkey, a lot of  chickens, several tropical fish, and 3 goldfish! This is one crazy little farm!
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-sigh- oh thank goodness! I picked up Violet for cuddle time yesterday and was inspecting her when I noticed them, then I inspected her twin lilly... nubs, and Rose our RIR... NUBS and oh no not the EE Jasmin too! lol I was throughly panicked that I had 4 rooster's on my hands and no the heart to cull a single one of them! Good to know good to know.

My chicks are growing every day, we bought an old rabbit hutch that we will make some adjustment's on and turn it into a cozy coop for our girls!
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My chicks are growing every day, we bought an old rabbit hutch that we will make some adjustment's on and turn it into a cozy coop for our girls!
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post #5 of 9

gig  I thought you were going to say you didn't know what the nubs WERE...lol!!!  What are these growths????!!!  heehee

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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We were looking closely at ours last night and my DH saw all the nubs on them. "Oh no, more roosters" Atleast now we know!!

The Carolina Cluckers: 3 SLWs, 3 EEs, and 3 Blue Andalusians / Frank and Fran, the Golden Pheasants.
The "Other Critters": 21 Horses (Yes, 21), 3 Cats, 1 Jack Russell Terror, Tinkerbelle the Mini Poodle, and breeding Std and Mini/Med Goldendoodles and Std and Mini Poodles
www.hummingbirdhill.net
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The Carolina Cluckers: 3 SLWs, 3 EEs, and 3 Blue Andalusians / Frank and Fran, the Golden Pheasants.
The "Other Critters": 21 Horses (Yes, 21), 3 Cats, 1 Jack Russell Terror, Tinkerbelle the Mini Poodle, and breeding Std and Mini/Med Goldendoodles and Std and Mini Poodles
www.hummingbirdhill.net
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post #7 of 9

LOL!  I just noticed those on my chicks yesterday!  I was worried for a moment too.....

Teresa
Momma to 3 kiddos,  2 dogs and 10 assorted gals, rulin the roost in the California Foothills!  *phew*

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Teresa
Momma to 3 kiddos,  2 dogs and 10 assorted gals, rulin the roost in the California Foothills!  *phew*

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post #8 of 9

Nubs are normal, and even some hens grow spurs...

Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

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Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

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post #9 of 9

Yup, nubs are normal.  I have a buttercup hen that has 1 inch long, pointy spurs.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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