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De-Spurring on all breeds, or just big breeds?

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I have a small flock of Phoenixes who have cohabited just fine for over 5 years now. Lately a few of my boys have started picking small fights with one another that mostly results in a lot of sound, but no real damage.

 

I have wondered about de-spurring them, just in case, along with my 3 big Roos, who are in a separate pen.

 

I've been doing a lot of research on the Twist-and-Pull method, and just might try it tomorrow. My question is, can this method be applied to smaller breeds? Every thread, video, etc. has shown a large breed of Roo, but never a smaller breed!

 

My next question is, cornstarch or sugar? Which is the best for helping blood flow to quickly stop?

Finial question, is there a way to make the spur simply not grow back after the sheath is removed? I ask because years ago I had a RIR Roo that somehow popped off his spurs (One one day and the other about a month or so later, I never found them or found out how he did it) and they never grew back. He had a small, flat scar there, but his spurs never regrew. How could I purposefully recreate that outcome with my guys with the least amount of stress on them?

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I'm still curious about these questions I have, if anyone has any insight!

 

Thanks!

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I have a big rooster with hens, and their feathers are getting marred. I am thinking of doing him, too, but have not done it yet. Hope some one posts!

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