Anyone else have a hen with spurs?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by fancbrd4me02, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 4 year old buff laced polish hen has a spur, pretty good size. She doesn't lay any more, but neither do her 2 "sisters". She doesn't crow or act roostery, and she didn't always have the spur. Anybody else have this occur in thier flock?
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Yeah. I have some hens with spurs.
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I have a banty mutt with spurs that are about 3/4" long.
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    picture! [​IMG]
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    About half of my game hens have spurs, I even breed for that. helps when they fight to protect their young
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I have a couple of hens with "spurs" and they are not as long as roos.
  7. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    I keep game hens to set my eggs, lots of this type have them
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Had a Blue Orp hen with spurs. Her daughter has spurs. And my Speckled Sussex hen has spurs.
  9. grandmachicken

    grandmachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    Williamson, GA
    Yep, I have a buttercup mix with good size spurs. She's small, but lays the largest eggs of my flock. She is the most protective of the small group I have. Whenever I add a new bird, she's the first one to peck and tell the newbie who the boss is. When I brought home a turkey that was at least 4 times her size, she didn't back down at all - just had to jump pretty high to give him his greeting peck! It was pretty hilarious. The turkey has been scared of her ever since.

    Note: That's actually her in the avatar pic, during one of her broody spells.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  10. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, good - Lots of you have hens with spurs. I was afraid she had a hormonal problem. (Even though she acts normal, I wanted to be sure) I'll put a picture up tomorrow - Its a big spur.

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