Springer chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by justkids, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. justkids

    justkids New Egg

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    Can someone tell me what a springer chicken is??? I have never heard this term before. Is it a hen or rooster? Age?
    Thank you!
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Do you mean "Spring Chicken" as in, "I ain't no spring chicken!" ??
     
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    That was the only thing I could think of. Never heard it otherwise...
     
  4. justkids

    justkids New Egg

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    I was at an auction yesterday and they held out chickens and called them "springers" I bought 3 of them. To me they look like young hens.??
     
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    You might try posting pictuers. Unless they are spring chickens, I dont know.
     
  6. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    A cross between a chicken and a Welsh Springer Spaniel. Very rare, these days. [​IMG]

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    I would guess they meant spring chickens? [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I was thinking springer spaniel, too [​IMG]
     
  8. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
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    I imagine they are just meaning pullets that were hatched in the spring.
    Meaning they are young and will be just coming into lay in the fall.
     
  9. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I think it might mean "birds of unknown parentage", as in Jerry Springer's "Who's your Daddy?" Or is tht Maury?
     
  10. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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