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Can I cut the Spurs off a rooster?

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I was wondering if I can cut off the Spurs on my roosters. They are long and I want a little more security when I'm out there. Any info would help. THANKS!
Edited by barneveldrerman - 9/22/15 at 9:14pm
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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Don't cut them, you can simply grab them with pliers and using a pull/twist motion you can remove the hard part... Google up some videos...
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Don't cut them, you can simply grab them with pliers and using a pull/twist motion you can remove the hard part... Google up some videos...


You could maybe try putting him in his place by asserting your dominance over him as a means of providing greater security from being injured. There are a number of threads about this subject - just use the search bar. Off the top of my head, ways to assert dominance include:

 

Never letting him mate when you are there (kick / push him off the chicken)

If he crows when you are there - chase him and shout at him

Never walk around him - walk through him (i.e. he must get out of your way)

Prevent him from feeding for a short time (whilst others are feeding)

 

I've had success with the above as well as using a pressurised plant sprayer. Every day i would ensure that he kept well away from me by giving him a quick squirt  - after a while he would run away from me and never bothered me. He went in the stew pot last week as i no longer have a use for him, but it worked for me.

 

Good luck!

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Thanks for all the advice. I'll look into it more.
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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