spurs? At 4 weeks old?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nikkumz, May 12, 2011.

  1. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 week old houdan...Is it possible for them to start forming spurs at this age? I was worried it was a roo and he has these little bump looking things on the back of his eggs, Could it be spurs starting to form?
     
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spurs do not equal roo. Almost all (if not all) chicks have spur bumps. I've had hens with 2 1/2 inch long wicked sharp spurs. So, don't start worrying yet. [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    All chickens (hens and roosters) have a spur bud. If you look at a full grown hen's leg, you will see the spur bud there. However, only the rooster's spur buds will develop into a spur.
     
  4. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHEW!! Thank goodness! I was starting to worry, this one is my baby! I helped him/her hatch and is my favorite and loves hanging out with me while i do stuff, i want it to be a pullet!
     
  5. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 13 week old hens still have the "spur" bumps..lol
     

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