Hen is growing spurs!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicky Crazy, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    I'm pretty sure my Australorp chick is a hen, but the other day I noticed that the little scab on the side of her leg seems to be growing. I know hens will have a hard, round scab like thing on the side of her leg, but it doesn't get bigger. What is that about?
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  2. cash money

    cash money Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens will grow spurs. My silkie hen has spurs about an inch long, and she is definitely female, she's has a couple of batches of chicks.

    Its a bit uncommon, but it happens.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Yep, I have a Silkie hen with spurs about 2cms long and she is also definitely a hen, lays eggs and is currently in the run with her two babies :)
     
  5. boersmamrs

    boersmamrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a full side shot?
     
  6. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    22 weeks today! :D
    I will later today.
     
  7. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Here's the picture you where asking for. I just took it.
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  8. boersmamrs

    boersmamrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks just like my australorp hen. Very pretty! I don't know about the spurs but she is defintely a girl.
     
  9. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Thank you!!!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's defintely a pullet. Hens sometimes develop spurs, some rather long.
     

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