Hen with spurs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Willowbrook, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    western PA
    I have a Buckeye hen that has spurs that any rooster would envy. I know this isn't 'normal' but does it occur at times? And does anyone know why?

    Just thought I would add...YES it is a hen! [​IMG]
  2. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    I have seen LOTS of game hens with spurs. have yet to see any non-game hens with them tho.
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Happens a lot Willow. Probably the same phenomenon that causes some women to grow mustaches..........Pop
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    I found a couple of hens with spurs. Pretty odd.
  5. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Lacey, WA
    My sweet Black Star hen has spurs. She grew them last year during her molt. I think her hormones went a little nuts, she stopped laying for like 4 months. Just about the time we decided to stew her she produced a beautiful light brown egg! Spurs are still there. My husband thinks its funny that she has the potential to beat up any one else in the yard, but her SISTER is the mean bully [​IMG]

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