Sex of chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ollieboo, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. ollieboo

    ollieboo New Egg

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    I hope this is where I ask questions. I am new and not familiar with the setup. Can hens have spurs? and also my cuckoo maran hen sounds like it is trying to crow. My sister ended up with 5 roosters out of her order of all hens from MyPetChicken and is quite upset. Now I am wondering about my order.
     
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, hens can have spurs. Most, if not all, chicks will have spur bumps and I've had hens that grew 1 1/2 inch wicked spurs. If you post some pics, we can help sort out the boys from the girls.
     
  3. ollieboo

    ollieboo New Egg

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    This is a neat website. Thank you for your quick response.
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MyPetChicken has a 90% sexing guarantee. Your sister is very likely eligible for a credit for those chicks and could get a new shipment in the spring if she really wants hens.
     
  5. ollieboo

    ollieboo New Egg

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    I will pass this on to my sister. That's good to know.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have any pics of the chicks in question?
     
  7. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes hens can have spurs. It is more common among games.But I have seen a polish hen with spurs. I have also had hens that would crow.
     

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