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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelidei, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    I have three GLW hens that are almost 2 years old... I just noticed sometime since last fall they sprouted spurs... all three of them... I got them through MPC... anybody else ever have this happen? [​IMG]
     
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  2. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Songster

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    :lol:Hens??????
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    If they were reliable layers and now have stopped they are probably experiencing henopause- a hen's version of human menopause. Instead of growing mustaches they grow spurs and may even start crowing!
     
  4. poseygrace

    poseygrace Songster

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    Henopause? [​IMG]
     
  5. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Henopause!!![​IMG] Here is a close up picture. They are not as big as my roos but still it is odd that it is all three of my GLW's!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. benjoycei

    benjoycei Songster

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    rut roh
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    I have a silver pheonix mix hen with an impressive set of spurs. She's grew them in just like a rooster (and almost met Mr. Hatchet) but she lays a pretty dark brown egg just about everyday and loves to steal my broodies chicks. She's about 3 years old now.
     

  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    I have never heard of this before!!!
     
  9. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Songster

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    Do you think they get hot flashes? [​IMG]
     
  10. HennyPennyHenHouse

    HennyPennyHenHouse In the Brooder

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    Laughing over henopause so hard the family came running to see what was wrong! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the feel-good laugh for today.
     

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