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Hen with Spurs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AtlantisPeeps, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have this fantastic silver Lakenvelder hen, who lays beautiful white eggs, but she has spurs?!?! They are a little shorter than the size of the tip of your finger to the first joint. I was freaked out at first when I noticed them and was questioning if she was really a roo and my other white egg later was just laying two eggs a day. But, she doesn't have pointy saddle feathers or pointed feathers on her neck! Is this normal?
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture, I'd like to see what you are talking about.
    Thanks.
     
  3. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll go take a picture now. I'll post back in 10mins.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some of my hens have spurs, one older welsummer needs hers trimmed every few months because they are so long.
     
  5. rey101

    rey101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a bantam barred rock hen that had Spurs about the same size and we thought she was a roo but then we saw her lay an egg
     
  6. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    We got 3 Buttercup hens from McMurray last spring. All 3 are all growing spurs. I've had an occasional hen in the past with them too, so it certainly isn't unheard of.
     

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