can a hen have spurs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jennh, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. jennh

    jennh Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    Hi ! I have a Welsumer hen that is 2 yrs old. Last year she DID lay eggs, but I don't think she's laying this year. At least not yet. Anyway, when I left the "girls" out to free-range yesterday, I watched as they walked by me. I happened to notice that Wendy Welsumer had spurs! Yikes! I never noticed that before, and I'm sure I would have if she had them. Can a hen have spurs, or is it normal?

  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have 2 ee bantam hens that have spurs. Fortunately they dont use them [​IMG]
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Yes some hens do get spurs. I have a hen that has spurs as big as boys got. ...........
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Yes hens get spurs. Usually not as big as roos.

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