Hen with spurs...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henmommy, May 13, 2010.

  1. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever seen it? My cuckoo maran hen has spurs!!! How can that be?
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    i know some get them. you sure it's a girl...LOL
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, my buttercup hen has very long, pointy spurs.
     
  4. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a leghorn hen with longer spurs than some of my roosters.
     
  5. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Some game hens will have spurs.
     
  7. 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.
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    Lisa
     
  8. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Yep had some hens before with spurs....
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:How do you cut their spurs? How far back do you cut them? Do they bleed?
     
  10. AmberH

    AmberH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     

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