Oh no... my chicks have tiny little nub's on their legs!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mrs. Green Thumbs, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Green Thumbs

    Mrs. Green Thumbs Chillin' With My Peeps


    It's the best I could do with a squirming squawking chick. They all have these teeny tiny little nubs on their ankles, please PLEASE don't tell me all 4 of my chicks are boys..... [​IMG]
  2. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    nope your safe.. those teeny nubs do not mean that you definately have roos.... pullets will have little bumps too...
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Pullets and roos have nubs as babies, but I noticed the nubs on my roos got noticably longer after a few weeks. Good luck!!! [​IMG]
  4. Mrs. Green Thumbs

    Mrs. Green Thumbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    -sigh- oh thank goodness! I picked up Violet for cuddle time yesterday and was inspecting her when I noticed them, then I inspected her twin lilly... nubs, and Rose our RIR... NUBS and oh no not the EE Jasmin too! lol I was throughly panicked that I had 4 rooster's on my hands and no the heart to cull a single one of them! Good to know good to know.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] I thought you were going to say you didn't know what the nubs WERE...lol!!! What are these growths????!!! heehee
  6. Humhill

    Humhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2010
    Liberty, NC
    We were looking closely at ours last night and my DH saw all the nubs on them. "Oh no, more roosters" Atleast now we know!!
  7. looptloop

    looptloop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Pilot Hill, CA
    LOL! I just noticed those on my chicks yesterday! I was worried for a moment too.....
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Nubs are normal, and even some hens grow spurs...
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yup, nubs are normal. I have a buttercup hen that has 1 inch long, pointy spurs.

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