Im devastated

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moodlymoo, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lovely Delaware who is my most favorite chicken out of the whole flock. She is about 12 weeks old and is beautiful. Her legs aren't to thick, from what I can tel she has round saddle feathers, BUT I noticed a pointy nob on the inside of both her legs right above her back toes. Are these spurs coming in? They are not soft at all...very solid and sort of pointy like another toenail growing. I will get pics up soon but it is raining real bad right now
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Some hens get spurs, I understand... Nothing to be devastated about... Unless you think she's a he...
     
  3. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she is NOT a he. I have a EE who is doing the same thing too. I really dont want roos we live in the city and cant keep them
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Hens have the spur knobs too and sometimes they can grow spurs too. Post a picture though, and we can confirm sex for you. Side view body shot with the bird standing is the best way to tell.
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    All chicken develop spur nubs initially. If it is a rooster, they will grow larger as it matures. At this age, though, it doesn't always mean rooster.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    all chickens can grow spur bumps. roos will grow as they get older. even some hens will have spurs (sometimes even bigger ones than the roos)
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My buttercup - look closely at her leg - she's got some crazy spurs! Excuse her molting.
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  8. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of my Delaware hens had decent spurs. About 1/2 inch long! But rounded on the end, not pointy.
     
  9. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    My buttercup hen has the same thing, long, pointy spurs.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:wow look at those spurs!!! lol they put our roos to shame (but ours are not a year yet)
     

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