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Turkey Spurs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    Do girl turkies get spurs? Should they have bumps on their legs at a week old?
  2. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    hens only have the bumps...no spurs except on gobblers. However some turkey hens do grow beards.
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Quote:My poults in both sexes have the same size spur-bumps, even at just over a month old. So at a week old, you wouldn't be able to tell males from females by just looking at the spur bumps.

  4. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2007
    At 4 months old you won't be able to tell them apart by spurs either.

    I have a hen turkey that is around 3 now and she has spurs as big as some of the 2 year old toms. Spurs on any of them aren't real big compared to roosters.
    I've got about 35 of the things so I've got a pretty good sample going on there. The other hens just have bumps. Yearling toms just have large bumps.
  5. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    I never really paid much attention to the spurs on ours.

    But at 2 weeks some of our males started to strut.

    But by the 7th or 8th weeks the males were gobbling, struting, and there snoods started to change.

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