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do hens have spurs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chic_a_lay, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. chic_a_lay

    chic_a_lay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2011

    1of 3 i just noticed she has spurs. She lays small white eggs. The other two don't have spurs, though?
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2014
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, some hens have spurs. Spurs are generally smaller than rooster spurs.
  3. chic_a_lay

    chic_a_lay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2011
    Good to know three years later and i just noticed she has a small set
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Yes - some hens grow spurs and some roosters go through life spurless. They are all individuals.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, they are very much individuals. I've had several hens of different breeds with spurs here. I have one adult rooster who has no spurs and another who was born with a spur bud on only one leg (hence his moniker, Deacon, The One Spur Wonder, LOL)

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