bakinghomesteader

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 13, 2009
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do both male and female have a tiny bump on the back of their legs down by their feet? Or is it just roos? Mine are a little over 2 weeks and I see some on some and I don't really see it on the ones that I got out of the pullet bin.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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WV
They both have those little bumps on the inside of their legs. Won't see rooster spurs til 8 or 9 month or later.
 

jossanne

Songster
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
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Gila, New Mexico
Yes, both males and females have spur bumps. It's not a reliable indicator of gender. Cockerels take quite a bit of time before theirs turn into spurs. My 8 month old cockerel still only has 1/2 inch spurs on the backs of his legs.
 

PQ

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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Platina, Ca.
Some hens will even get spurs. I had some Old english get them it looks like extra sharp thorns. I even have a Polish that has fake spurs they look like pencil erasers.
 

lisahaschickens

Songster
10 Years
Feb 25, 2009
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Vancouver, WA
lol! I just posted this exact same thing about 30 mins ago!

I got all the same responses - the bumps are normal for girls and boys, so we're all good
 

bakinghomesteader

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 13, 2009
77
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central Illinois
lol. Doh! Well, I just seemed to notice it more on the chicks that are getting combs and they are getting red/pink. One of them is still yellow and small in one of the same breed.
 

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