spurs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by curliet, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been keeping an eye on my chicks to see if any of them might turn out to be roosters. So far there is a BR that seems to have more red on it's face than the other one does, is that a sign? Also, Rick was asking me if any of them seem to have that spur that roosters get, but I haven't seen anything. Or is the spur just that back 'toe' that all the chickens have? Boy, so much that I don't know about chickies!
     
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Even hens can have small spur bumps.

    No that back toe is really a toe a spur will come from the inside of their legs.

    This is my 2 year old Roosa and his spurs can be seen on the insides of his legs.

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    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008
  3. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been watching my chicks for the same thing! They are almost 9 wks old now. So, when do they begin to grow their spurs, if they are roos?
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Some of my month old chicks (hens and roos) have the bumps starting already.

    It was like all of a sudden they just appeared on Roosa....lol
     
  5. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, now I'll know what to look for. Thanks everyone. [​IMG]
     

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