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Hen with spurs??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TayFray!, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had this chicken for a while now (over a year) and I have never noticed until now! she has full grown spurs!! Is this weird I am for sure it is a hen she does not crow and she lays eggs! What is this!!
     
  2. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    is she the alpha hen?
     
  3. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no my other chicken is y??
     
  4. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is mainly a genetic thing. Some hens will grow tiny chocolate-chip spurs while others can grow sabres that rival the top roos. Its very rare though.
     

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