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What is spurring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by citygirl, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. citygirl

    citygirl In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2008
    Dayton, Ohio
    I have two roosters in different coops but I have no clue about roosters attacking or what people mean when they say the roosters spurred them. One of mine is young but will eat out of my hand and the other is just a little bit standoffish. No attacking. Do roosters normally attack?

  2. Roosters have spurs on the sides of their legs and they are said to be 'spurring' when they are attacking with their spurs.

    'Sparring' on the other hand is like saying 'fighting'.

    Roosters are truely creatures of their own. Some will have a problem with their owners and must declare dominance while others will almost co-work with humans to run their flock and befriend flock-owners.

    'Normally' isn't a good word to express how often they will attack. It could happen, and it has for me in the past, but sometimes the boys will only be watchful and stay away from people. Just make sure your boys know their place in line if need be.

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