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Roo's Spurs Are Thin on Ends?

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Anyone know why that is? He's maybe 3 years old? Got him from someone else who didn't know for sure. Anyway, just wondered why the thinning is happening? I searched the forums but didn't find anything
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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That's normal. As they age the spurs get sharper and to a point.

I have Bantam welsummers,   Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish x Tolbunt, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Bantam wyndottes   and bunch of free range birds

 

 
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I have Bantam welsummers,   Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish x Tolbunt, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Bantam wyndottes   and bunch of free range birds

 

 
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Originally Posted by gamebirdsonly View Post

That's normal. As they age the spurs get sharper and to a point.
They look like he stuck them in a bad pencil sharpener though, they used to be smooth to a point but now they're still as thick at the base but are way thinner. Is that still okay? I tried to take a pic but can't get one where you can see it very well hmm.png
Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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Be very careful when feeding chickens rooster in there too. My wife an RN had been feeding bread to these chickens for about 5 months and one day she was all most finished one of the roosters jumped up and spurred her on leg. Took her to ER and all the Doctors wanted to come see but they did take care of her. 5 switches and 4 staples just to close her wound and they did cut off a 1/4 piece hanging.   So no matter how friendly roosters are do not trust them

Cut spurs off at least 1/2 way


Edited by gocway - 5/19/16 at 2:33pm
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