Spurs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cairopd1069, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are spurs specific to roosters? If so, how old will the rooster be when they start getting spurs?
     
  2. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the breed. In general, only roosters get large spurs, but hens can have small to medium spurs. The spurs get bigger with age, and most chicks have them on their legs at hatch- there is a tiny lil bump on the inside.
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The exception to the spur size on hens is in Orientals and in Games (that's a whole lot of breeds.... lol).

    In these breeds the spurs can be the same size as a cocks.
     
  4. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response. Mine are 6 weeks old and I am trying to figure out how many, if any, roos I have.
     

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