hen with talons????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pigfarmer, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for a hen to grow talons???
    I have a brown leghorn (hen?) with talons, about 1" long... is it possible?
    The bird looks like all the other hens like her/him. It does not look like a rooster from the pix i've seen. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I failed to mention, she/he is 2yrs old
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Do you mean "Spurs" I have heard of hens getting small spurs but if they are as long as you say I would guess its a Roo and just very good at hiding it.. Can you get a pic?

    Ok just saw the 2 yrs old thing... So roo is out .. i have heard where some hens take on a male role and can even sometimes crow and have saddle feathers ..So i guess its possible that they coould grow spurs as well>>
     
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  4. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are definitely spurs.
    she looks just like the rest of her breed mates. No rooster markings or "coloring", no long tail feathers.
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it is common for some hens togrow spurs and 1" is not out of the ordinary. They are only a problem with broodies and very aggressive hens..........Pop
     
  6. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen with spurs. She's not the first one I've ever had. It's not a big deal. She's just like any other hen. She's not aggressive or rooish at all, she just happened to grow some pretty impressive spurs. [​IMG]
     
  7. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am assuming she may be the problem in the nest boxes, broken eggs and/or small hole(s) in the shell.
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Never been a problem in my yard.........Pop
     
  9. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm intrigued, can we see a pic?
     
  10. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get some later today, once I let them out to free range
     

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