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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henmommy, May 13, 2010.
Have you ever seen it? My cuckoo maran hen has spurs!!! How can that be?
i know some get them. you sure it's a girl...LOL
Yes, my buttercup hen has very long, pointy spurs.
We have a leghorn hen with longer spurs than some of my roosters.
Quote:Yep...I have seen her many times in the box laying and I get one dark brown egg. She's my only CM. Weird!!
Some game hens will have spurs.
Hi! I have a couple older hens with spurs. My Lakenvelder hen grows exeptional spurs, quickly. She's '05 hatch and it's only been problematic since '08. First time I noticed them , she was slashing herself with her spurs, so I cut them.
Then when they grew back, one grew curled and was shortly almost poking back into the leg it was growing on, cut them again.
She (the Lak' hen) is a flyer, loves to roam, so she just comes and goes where she pleases. I rescued her twice last week from 'stuck-on-a-fence-by-her-spurs' (her aim is not as good as it was or maybe I've just put more obstacles in her way). 2nd time stuck, I cut her spurs back to nubs again.
Yep had some hens before with spurs....
Quote:How do you cut their spurs? How far back do you cut them? Do they bleed?
My 3 year old bantam Cochin hen has spurs. They are about an inch long now. I asked in the Cochin thread and never got a reply. How serious of a fault is it for a show hen to have spurs?