Can a Golden Comet Hen Have Spurs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RhondaXYZ, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. RhondaXYZ

    RhondaXYZ New Egg

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    Before you laugh too hard, I want you to know that I have had chickens for 20 years. A few months ago I got five golden comet hens. They are laying eggs and I believe they are about 1 1/2 years old. None have a tail curling down. None have long neck feathers. No combs to speak of. None crow. But one has long spurs! Is this possible?!
    I prefer you email answers to me at LadyWritr2 which is an aol extension. Thanks!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I had a Barred Rock hen that had spurs, about 3/4" long spurs. She was a good layer.
     
  3. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two hens with spurs, though the Wellsummer only has one. Weird.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It isn't very common, but it is possible for hens to have spurs. It usually ocurrs in game breeds, though, or in older, dominant hens. I've never had a hen with spurs, but I've seen several birds that have.
     
  5. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank goodness.....thought I was going nuts! :p
    Was outside today checking the girls out and noticed my Welsummer hen, Kip who is about 18 months old has spurs....she definitely is a girl and no crowing....never realized that could happen.
    Leave it to you guys to know everything....thanks again! :D
     

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