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

horsecrazy

Songster
11 Years
Sep 26, 2008
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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.

 

verthandi

Songster
12 Years
May 18, 2007
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Maine
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.
 

lurky

Songster
12 Years
Jun 4, 2007
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Western MA
My one yr old ameraucana bantam hens have spurs growing. I hope they never use them
Good thing they are my sweetest girls
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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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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