?? Hens and spurs ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kbreak, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for hens to have spurs. I got a hen (australorp) that looks like she has a spur on one leg. Is that possible ?
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is possible. Many of my hens have spurs, most are just not as big as my rooster's spurs.
     
  3. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought they could. I am new to chickens. We got these 2 hens last night and I saw the one with the spur this morning. Thank goodness. Don't need another rooster !!
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same with my first two chickens [​IMG]
    One had BIG spurs and was mean to the hen with no spurs, but I checked on here, and both were hens.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    All of my Welsummer pullets have spurs (one has spurs that are bigger than the EE cockerel has!) They're more common in some breeds than others but yes, it's absolutely possible.
     
  6. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Our welsumer does, while none of the others do. So I'm guessing, yes. [​IMG]
     

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