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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sferle, Aug 14, 2014.
We got two chickesn from friends and one has these spurs and other one doesn't , do we have a roo
Could you post photos of both chickens and the spur part of their legs?
Yes tomorrow I can get pictures , we just got them and its dark
Hens can develop spurs sometimes small sometimes just as large as some cocks (some breeds more than others) and/or hens can have a visible 'bud' in the spur location... No hard fast rules...
Left chicken has spurs , Right chicken has missing back neck feathers from a rooster they had
They are both hens!
Both are hens. They appear to be a gamey or Phoenix type breed/breed mix. Many hens of that type develop spurs.