Spurs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrchicken, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I currently own 4 chickens (2 Welsummers and 2 White Australorps) which are supposed to be all females. The chickens are now 5 1/2 weeks old and all have tiny little spur-like spikes on each of their legs. Are they females or cockorels?
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All chickens get these little start of 'spurs.' Roosters don't get actual spurs until at least 8 months of age. All my hens had them 2 years ago. No worries. They do not signify a rooster.

    (Did I just hear a big sigh of relief?)

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  3. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!!!

    (whew!!!)
     

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