HELP! Rooster Spur Question.

operator16

Songster
9 Years
May 15, 2010
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Colorado
I hope this is posted in the correct section - If not, please forgive me.

Do all chicks have spur buds? I have young chicks all under 2 months and I think I see spur buds on most of them! Is that typical? Would only the roosters have those buds? Do the hens have them and they just stay that tiny? Please advise. I'm kind of worried.

 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
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Hens can have spur buds just the same as hens can get spurs...


Chris
 

Iluvmypeeps

Songster
9 Years
Apr 15, 2010
470
3
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Arizona
Yep, my White rock hens have some spur buds. They are slowly increasing in size, but they've always been smaller than my rooster's buds.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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All chicks have those numbs. Cockerels get a good start on spurs around 6 or 7 months. Yes hens can get spurs!
 

Aframechickens191

Chirping
9 Years
May 23, 2010
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NW Ohio
only time will tell, but if it makes you feel better, i have an EE hen with one spur and its longer than any of the spurs on my 4 roosters!
dont worry about the chicks, they wont all be roosters
 

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