HELP! Rooster Spur Question.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by operator16, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

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  2. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens do not have spur bumps. Only my Roosters. Maybe someone else will say something else.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Hens can have spur buds just the same as hens can get spurs...


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  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I didn't know hens get spurs. None of mine do.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Yup,
    And they know how to use them too... lol


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  6. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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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!
     
  8. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That's all good info. I guess I will have to wait and see.
     
  9. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my pullets have spur buds.
     
  10. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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![​IMG] dont worry about the chicks, they wont all be roosters [​IMG]
     

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