At What Age do Spurs Start to Come in?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PepsNick, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Does it vary for different breeds, or what?
     
  2. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    I am not sure if they vary by breed, but from what I hear spurs really don't start forming on roos until closer to 1 year.... any little bumps you see on baby chicks don't mean anything - they could be on girls or boys.
     
  3. PepsNick

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    Quote:I know about the bumps. A whole year? Wow. Surprising IMO.
     
  4. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chirping

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    My rooster will be 1 this month or next. He has 3/4 inch rounded spurs now. I only noticed because he is getting really aggressive lately. I can't believe the kick that he packs! He'll need a new home once this hatch happens.
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

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    I have one roo at about 11 months, & His spurs are still just

    little nubs. With my birds, I really notice the spurs getting bigger

    around 7 months.
     

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