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At what age do cockerels get their spurs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Robin'sBrood, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    My 12 week old BO has new little leg bumps. Is this the age the spurs start making an appearance?
     
  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will have bumps for a while. They probably won't start growing significantly until he is around 8+ months I would say.
     
  3. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at my 6 months.I know there roo but were is their spurs.I though they was going to be spurless [​IMG]
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    All chicks have those little bumps, even the pullets...Spurs start as the cockeral matures more around 8 or 9 months or longers....
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Oh. Guess I never noticed them before. Thanks!
     

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