is it possible for (old) hens to have spurs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horsecrazy, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. horsecrazy

    horsecrazy Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    central CA
    a few of my OLD hens (black australorp[?], buff orpington) have pretty long spurs. are they roosters, or just need a manicure? I noticed today that the australorp also has an unusually large comb.

  2. verthandi

    verthandi Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Both of my three year old Polish hens have spurs that could almost rival my rooster's. I just remove theirs when I do the rooster.
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Some of my not-so-old hens have spurs too.
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    My one yr old ameraucana bantam hens have spurs growing. I hope they never use them [​IMG] Good thing they are my sweetest girls [​IMG]
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have a blue splash dutch bantam hen that is about 2 years old I think. She has spurs that are about 1", which is pretty good for her size. However, they are kind of curved, so I don't think she could do any damage with them!

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