Bumps where spures should be!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rooster brandon., Mar 21, 2011.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my 2 week old chicks have bumps where there spurs should be what are they fro chick dont fight and spur starting to devolope this young i know spurs dont mean rooster i have a hen with spurs she lays eggs but why would these chick have bumps there ?
     
  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    most of my chicks have these too, i don't know why though. [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it dont mean all roosters that would kinda be bad!
     
  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    yeah especially because they're illegal here, idk if they r where u live
     
  5. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there not illegal here the only way that we couldnt have roosters is if we get to many complaints thats not gonna happen because all my neighbors have rooster and hens within 4 miles from me!
     
  6. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All chickens have small bumps on the back of their legs, female and male.
     
  7. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spur bumps don't make any difference male or female. Most of my babies have them.
     
  8. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do they have them so young though? whats the use for them at this age?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They have them from the beginning. I even have a few hens with spurs.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are bumps there because those are the remnants of primordial 'thumbs' that have been modified over the eons. It's exactly like a dewclaw on a cat or dog. Pretty useless overall, but not quite disappeared yet.
     

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