Spurs on very young hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KalikoFarms, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it true that hens can also have spots on theur legs that feel like spurs? I am sending pictures of ours and there is a very big argument going on here because of a little old lady that said hens cant have these type of bumps.



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    This one is blurry, he moved right as the picture was taken.
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    Thanks
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:My game hen is the only one of my female chickens to have them. they are right where the spurs are on my roosters.
     
  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    All hens will have a little bump where the spur on a rooster grows out. But on a hen it will never grow out, it will always just be a little bump.[​IMG]
     
  4. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that has spurs about three quarters of an inch long !!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You mean a bump like this?
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    That's one of my Barred Rock pullets -- and now....
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    Hens can most definitely have spurs -- I had a Black Australorp hen who had spurs about 3/4 inch long.
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The little old lady is incorrect -- lots of pullets have a nub on their leg where a spur would grow on a rooster. Some of them will grow spurs there but most will not.
     
  7. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, I have had chickens before and did have a few hens that had spur spots and one had a small spur but as I said the little old lady [​IMG] knows what shes talking about. [​IMG] I just wanted to mainly back myself up and give a hoot who else believes me.


    Thanks to all again [​IMG]
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, I've made it a career decision not to argue with little old ladies, but those are pullets. As stated, they all get the little bump/bud, most of them don't go past that but I have a few with fairly impressive spurs, these are older hens 5+year. Won't the lol be suprised when your "roosters" lay pretty brown eggs!
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    agreed, they ALL get the bump and may or may not develope past that. Certain breeds like some of the games, and many of my phoenix will get 1/2 - 1 inch spurs with ease.
    But YES ALL HENS WILL HAVE SPUR BUMPS
     
  10. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i've had hens with spurs
     

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