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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by swtangel321, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    uhmmm i'm a bit shocked, i have a hen (who i know is a hen) today the hubby and I went out to feed/let them out, he noticed that the hen was growing spurs !?!?! She is at least 2 years old and lays an egg every few days.... about 2 weeks ago she became sick and I didn't think she was going to make it, but she did.... wasnt till after that we noticed..... Do hens grow spurs or is she turing into a rooster ?? I do also have a rooster !!!
     
  2. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not unusual for hens to have spurs. Mine has them about 1" long and lays 4-5 eggs per week. She is nearly 3 years old.
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    very interesting, they can just grow them when they feel like it ??
     
  4. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that they have any choice. lol. It must be genetic. It does not seem to make any difference to their egg laying.
     

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