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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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