TIL Roosters have ‘spurs’, which are very sharp claw-like growths made of bone and keratin that protrude posteriorly from their legs near their feet. by whatilearned November 28, 2021, 8:19 pm Read more: https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/rooster-spurs/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote boneclawlikefeetgrowthskeratinlegsposteriorlyprotruderoostersSharpSpursTILToday I learned See more Previous article So the other day I went to the supermarket, and I was there for literally 5 minutes Next article People who use Snapchat, what is the most fucked up DM you have received? 5 Comments Leave a Reply These are what cocks use to fight. They make blades that go over them as well, that make them more deadly. All my guard chickens wear them. Log in to Reply I learned about spurs firsthand when I was a kid and my grandparent’s speckled rooster got me right behind both knees (he even drew blood). He seemed to hate everyone except the hens (which made collecting eggs fun) but he died defending the coop from some predator. RIP you angry little bastard. Log in to Reply It’s not uncommon that hens develop spurs as well. it’s not just roosters. We’ve had to cut the spurs on several of our roosters and hen’s since they can grow in a “loop” and eventually hurt themselves. Log in to Reply So they have claw claws? Log in to Reply They’ll fuck you up with those things too if they get a chance. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.