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What age do Australorp Roos get their spurs?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jakobird, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Jakobird

    Jakobird New Egg

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    Hi there, we have 11 seven week old black Australorp chicks between 2 hens we purchased when they were 2 weeks old. We thought we had them sexed at 5 weeks but now we are second guessing ourselves. We thought it would be easier to wait until they start to show signs of developing their spurs. Just wondering when that might be for Australorps? Thanks :)
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hens and roosters develop spurs. It's not an accurate way to tell sex.
     
  3. Jakobird

    Jakobird New Egg

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    Is there any way to tell at 7 weeks to know for sure if they are roos or pullets?
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. Do you have pictures? I could help you out :)
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with CTken to post on the "what breed or gender is this. " thread
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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