Spurs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by papa chicken, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. papa chicken

    papa chicken New Egg

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    Do hens have spurs or just roosters only?
     
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will dare to say its only the males. Probably exceptions to all rules. It will be interesting to hear what other BYCers have to say!
     
  3. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I have a girl with spurs. She lays huge brown eggs!
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I have girls (BO) with very tiny spurs, it looks like when my roos started getting theirs but the girls' never gets bigger.
     
  5. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I was hoping my developing rooster was a hen, I was told hen do have spurs too. So guess hens can have them.
     
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some of my andalusian GIRLS have them ,,not large ones tho..
    i should get pictures
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Game hens have spurs, some are double spurred.
     
  8. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I should take pictures of my girl's spurs too. I haven't measured them, but I'd estimate them to be somewhere between 3/4 and 1 inch long. I don't think she developed them until she was at least a year and a half old. She'll be 3 at the end of this month.
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooohh.. reeeeally?? i will check my game hens too... THANKS
     
  10. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brown leghorns, black leghorns and black minorcas all have spurs.
     

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