Welsummer Hen with spurs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pitterpat4353, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. pitterpat4353

    pitterpat4353 Just Hatched

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    Two of my Welsummer hens have started growing spurs! What is that about? They are 10 months old and are laying an egg almost every day. Is this normal?
     
  2. bramblefir

    bramblefir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, totally normal. Some girls just grow spurs. Also some bossy hens will even take up crowing and mounting if there's not a rooster around.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Spurs in chickens are not unique to males -- many hens will grow impressive spurs and many roosters will go their lives spurless. Your girls are entirely normal.
     

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