chick bumps = boys?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Time-Out, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that my chicks all have a tiny bump on the inside of each leg. I only have four chicks, so I was wondering if all chicks have these or could it be they are boys?
     
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chicks do and some don't. Doesn't mean rooster.
     
  3. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. Just wondered. It'd be handy if it did! Does it depend on breed then, or something?
     
  4. meowteri2

    meowteri2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got 2 orpingtons and a barred rock a few weeks ago. I seen these bumps on the back of the legs also. Never noticed that when I got my first 3 chicks last
    year or noticed that on my 2 australorps I got early this year. I read that they are spur buds. But like the others said, it does not mean it is a boy.
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whew I was just about to post a similar question. I noticed those today and totally freaked out.
     

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