Hen with Spurs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JRRichardson, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. JRRichardson

    JRRichardson New Egg

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    I recently noticed that one of my Rhode Island hens has grown SPURS! I've never seen a hen with spurs and I've never owned a Rhode Island before. As a note I only have three Rhode Islands, I've had them for about 2 years and they all lay eggs, so it's not a matter of thinking I had three hens but really had two and a rooster. Is something like this common?
     
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  2. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not uncommon for hens to grow tiny spurs. They will never get huge like a roosters though. Almost all hens have a tiny bump for spurs, but others can grow spurs a bit bigger than that. It's normal, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I used to have a hen with small spurs and another member here, Speckledhen, has a little hen with quite an impressive pair.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Not uncommon at all. Some game breeders will only breed from hens with spurs.
     

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