When can I expect spurs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SuperPeacockman, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

    874
    6
    149
    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I was wondering when the my white chicks will start growing spurs. I want know when I can sex them. For some reason I cannot remember from the other two males I raised.
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

    4,111
    286
    296
    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    You already have 2011 chicks now? Aw man I really hope I can say I have chicks this year!
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

    874
    6
    149
    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    No 2010 chicks they are under one year so they are still peachicks. They were born in July I think. All my chicks seem kind of small this year, I am feeding them cracked corn does that have not enough nutrients. I am probably just paranoid.
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I'm no expert on pea's but, they need about 20% protein by this stage and cracked corn is 8% at best. My June 2010 cock has spurs. It does not have enough to keep anything healthy for too long.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Quote:x2

    They need much more than just corn. Give them 20% minimum as young birds. The low protein if that is all they have had may have stunted them. For the whites usually about a year unless your real good at it. They can be DNA sexed for a small fee.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    11,008
    604
    378
    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    5 of my Peas were hatched out in August & september of 2010 and 3 of the hens and 1 peacock have spur bumps .
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by