Spurs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Edfewlass, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Edfewlass

    Edfewlass Out Of The Brooder

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    Do all roosters have spurs and if so about what age do they start to develop also how old before they start crowing or reacting to other birds crowing
     
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  2. Edfewlass

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    Quote:does anyone know please help they allmost all look alike to me with my limited chiken knowledge thanks
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, all roosters have spurs. Some hens have a spur bump, but it never develops into a full blown spur.
    The age at which a rooster crows, depends alot on the individual. I've read of chicks less than a week old crowing. My one roo started crowing at 10 weeks, my other at 15 weeks. Both the same breed. Same goes for spurs. My one roo had 1 inch long spurs at 8 months. My other roo is now 11 months old and his are only 3/4" of an inch long.
     
  4. Lairvine

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    Hens can have spurs too. And some can even crow. But not all hens with spurs crow. [​IMG]
     

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