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

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    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

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    picture! [​IMG]
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    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

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    I have a couple of hens with "spurs" and they are not as long as roos.
     
  7. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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