Super interesting question for ya

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueclip, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. blueclip

    blueclip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2015

    I had two roosters, a dominique and a dark brahma bantam in with 8 hens. I lost the brahma to a fox a couple of months ago after he and the dominique just turned a year old. Now that he's gone, I've noticed that my dominiques spurs have grown much larger in a short period of time. Is this because there is not another male around or was he going to grow them this big in this amount of time anyway? The dominique was the boss even when the brahma was alive. Thanks.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock True BYC Addict

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I don't think it has anything to do with the other rooster being gone.
    My BO boy turned 1yr old in July. I've noticed his spurs have really taken off in the last month or so. Most likely maturing, plus spurs continue to grow throughout their lifetime. Some of my hens spurs are becoming slightly more noticeable as well.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
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