rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by newchicks5, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. newchicks5

    newchicks5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how older does a rooster need to be before his spurs grow out.iam thinking he's 5 to 16 mos old.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What do you mean by "grow out" and exactly how long do you want them?

    Spurs will continue to "grow" during their lifetime, just like fingernails. At 5 months you may only see a small bump or a "nub". At 16months they will be a bit more noticeable. If they grow to long, you can trim them.
     
  3. newchicks5

    newchicks5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i pick up 2 ameraucana m f iam pretty such the females around 5 mos old the male around 5 to 16 mos old,no ill trim them if they get to long, right now theres not much of anything a nub,my older hens keep him in check,trying to figure out how he is,
     

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