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

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

  1. horsecrazy

    horsecrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.

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  2. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    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.
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    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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